New short guide for activists on how to engage with the HLPF on the SDGs


OutRight Action International and RFSL present a short guide on how LGBTIQ-activists can engage with the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the UN on the Sustainable Developement Goals (SDGs).

The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is a United Nations (UN) conference that meets annually under the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and every four years at the UN General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York. It reviews and follows up on the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. The HLPF is tasked with tracking the international implementation and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum brings together representatives from UN Member States (sometimes referred to as countries or States), civil society organizations and UN entities to discuss progress and best practice, and to produce a Ministerial Declaration regarding the progress on an annually-chosen theme. This year’s theme is:

“Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”

OutRight Action International and RFSL present the 2018 United Nations High level Political forum on sustainable development goals primer (download as PDF – opens in new tab). The primer is a short guide to help activists working on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression and Sex Characteristics make the most of your experience.