International Development Law Organization

IDLO at the High-Level Political Forum 2019

The High-Level Political Forum 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 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. The HLPF 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. 

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019, will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.


The theme will be "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth is the following:

  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

In an effort to further highlight the importance of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions, IDLO will be actively contributing to the work of the Forum by participating in the general session reviewing SDG 16 and by co-organizing two side-events during the HLPF week.


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Our activities and news: Week one, June 8 - 16

Event Date:
9 July, 2019
Roundtable on: Sustainable Development through Access to Justice and the Rule of Law Following up on the Rome Conference Discussion on SDG16.3 and Beyond The conference Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: SDG 16 Implementation and the Path...
Event Date:
10 July, 2019
Side event on Advancing the Role of Women in Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Collective efforts to advance women’s roles in institutional and legislative reforms and policy decision-making at all levels furthers the goals of achieving...


Event Date:
12 July, 2019
Review of SDG implementation and interrelations among goals: Discussion on SDG 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions SDG 16 aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and...
12 July, 2019
Review of SDG implementation and interactions among goals: SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions United Nations Headquarter, Conference Room 4, New York On July 12, 2019, during the HLPF 2019 Review of SDG 16 on Peace, Justice and...
19 July. 2019
General Debate of the High-Level Political Forum STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION United Nations Headquarters, New York Delivered by Mr. Patrizio Civili, Permanent Observer, IDLO   Let me express,...