Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations


The establishment of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was mandated in 2012 by the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), "The Future We Want". The format and organizational aspects of the Forum are outlined in General Assembly resolution 67/290.

The Forum meets annually under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council for eight days, including a three-day ministerial segment and every four years at the level of Heads of State and Government under the auspices of the General Assembly for two days.

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The Forums first meeting was held on 24 September 2013. It replaced the Commission on Sustainable Development, which had met annually since 1993.

The HLPF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. General Assembly resolution 70/299 provides further guidance on the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

The Forum adopts intergovernmentally negotiated political declarations.

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1/  No poverty  

2/ Zero Hunger

3/ Good Health and Well-being

4/ Quality Education

5/ Gender Equality

6/ Clear Water

7/ Affordable and Clean Energy

8/ Decent Work and Economic Growth

9/ Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

10/ Reduced Inequality

11/ Sustainable Cities and Communities

12/ Responcible consumption and Production

13/ Climatic Action

14/ Life Bellow Water

15/ Life on Land

16/ Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

17/ Partenerships and the Goals