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Eleven countries volunteer to present their national reviews for the High Level Political Forum 11th to 20th July

The HLPF is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. HLPF 2016 will be the first HLPF after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to start effectively delivering on its mandates to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the Agenda's implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.

National reviews

The forum is mandated to conduct national reviews and thematic reviews of the implementation of the Agenda, with inputs from other intergovernmental bodies and forums, relevant UN entities, regional processes, major groups and other stakeholders. The national reviews will provide a platform for partnerships.

Below is a listing (as of 11 January 2016) of those states taking part in the national reviews in the 2016 session of the High-level Political Forum.

  1. Estonia: Ms. Ülle Vaht  Councellor on Sustainable Development issues  Development Department  Ministry of the Environment
  2. Finland: Ms. Annika Lindblom  Senior Advisor  Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development
  3. Germany: Mr. Stephan Contius  Head of Division  Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety
  4. Madagascar: M. Randrianantenaina, Fenohery Rarivoarivelo  Directeur de la Planification, de la Programmation et de Suivi-Evaluation  Ministère de lEnvironnement et Forêts  Antananarivo
  5. Morocco: Mohamed Nbou  Directeur des Etudes, de la Planification et de la Prospective
  6. Norway: Ms. Marianne Loe  Senior Adviser - Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Ministry of Foreign Affairs Section for the Environment and Sustainable Development Post Boks 8114 DEP 0032,  Olso - Norway
  7. Philippines: Ms. Margarita R. Songco  Deputy Director-General, National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA)
  8. Republic of Korea: Ms. Yeonji Lee  Deputy Director  International Cooperation Office  Ministry of Environment
  9. Sierra Leone: No name Ministry of Development and Economic Planning
  10. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) No name
  11. Mexico contact to be announced 

More information from here. 


  1. I thank the eleven states for their prumpt reactions for the SDG implementation and national reviews presentation for the HLPF in July.


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