The 2017 High‐level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was the first held after the adoption of General Assembly resolution 70/299, which gave further guidance on follow‐up and review of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was the first HLPF to review in‐depth a set of goals (1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14) as well as SDG 17, which is reviewed annually. This review was undertaken while being mindful of the indivisible, integrated and interlinked nature of the SDGs and the three dimensions of sustainable development, including cross‐cutting, new and emerging issues. The overarching theme for all sessions was “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”.
The HLPF was enriched by 147 side events, nine learning courses, a number of special events, a private sector workshop, an SDG Business Forum and a Partnership Xchange, as well as an inaugural Chief Sustainability Officers’ Forum, illustrating the strong commitment by all stakeholders to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
This summary reflects the discussions at the formal and complimentary events, including the general debate on the theme.