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The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

The theme will be "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

For more information on the forum please see the following website:

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 67/270, registration is open for two categories of NGOs to participate in the HLPF: 
• Organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC; and 
• Organizations on the CSD Roster. 

Organizations in ECOSOC Consultative Status

In addition to registering through this registration form, organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC must request grounds passes to attend the HLPF. These passes should be requested as soon as possible, and no later than 28 June 2018. Organizations that are in consultative status with ECOSOC can request up to 9 temporary grounds passes at a time, in addition to 7 annual grounds passes. These passes need to be requested through the Integrated Civil Society Organizations System (iCSO). More information on how to request grounds passes can be found on the website:

Organizations on the CSD Roster

Organizations on the CSD Roster must use this registration form to request temporary grounds passes for the HLPF. CSD Roster organizations can request up to 5 temporary grounds passes. Once the registration is approved, a confirmation will be sent. Information on how to obtain temporary grounds passes for organizations on CSD Roster will be sent to approved participants after registration is closed.

Travel, Visa and Subsistence: All participants are responsible for securing their own funding for travel and subsistence and for making their own travel arrangements. You will also need to make your own U. S. visa and transit visa arrangements, if applicable. 

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