High-level political forum on Sustainable Development 2016
18-22 July 2016, United Nations Headquarters in New York
The 2016 High-level segment of ECOSOC addresses the Council’s overall 2016 annual theme, “Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results”.
As in previous years, three of the five days of the Segment includes the ministerial-level portion of the High-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development, 18-20 July.
This year’s Segmenl also includes the biennial Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) , 21-22 July.The 2016 High-level segment consists of several features to advance coordination, dialogue and follow-up and review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in line with the relevant mandates of the United Nations.
In addition to the three-day, ministerial-level portion of the HLPF, the High-level segment includes on an annual basis:
- High Level dialogue with international financial and trade institutions;
- Thematic discussion;
- Dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the regional commissions;
- Introduction of the Secretary-General's reports on the overall theme of the Council;
- Introduction of the Committee on Development Policy (CDP) report; and
- The General debate.
The 2016 ECOSOC High-level Segment brings together high-level representatives of UN Member States, civil society actors, including non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector, and the UN system.