by Jens Martens
Social Watch and Global Policy Forum, 9 August 2016
The United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) met in New York from 11 to 20 July 2016. It is the central UN body addressing sustainable development, and its chief task is to monitor the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Twenty-two countries have submitted voluntary national reviews to the HLPF 2016. The HLPF is still in a trial phase. Whether it can justifiably claim a central role in global sustainability policy will only be revealed over the next few years.