For Forus’ advocacy activities, the HLPF represents an opportunity to advocate for CSOs and CSO platforms and to highlight their participation in decision-making, policy coherence and the development of strategies for sustainability.
The HLPF which takes place in New York every second week of July involves the presentation of The Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) that have been submitted by Member States to the UN on their progress to date in implementing the 2030 Agenda at national level.
In 2020, 26 counties will be presenting their VNRs for the first time and these include: : Austria, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Federated States of Micronesia, Mozambique, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Zambia.
Below the list of Forus members based on countries presenting VNRs for the first time
Bolivia: Unitas La Unión Nacional de Instituciones para el Trabajo de Acción Social
Burundi: ADIR - Action Développement et Intégration Régionale
Democratic Republic of the Congo: CCOD - Conseil de Concertation des ONG de développement
Gambia: Tango The Association of Non-Governmental Organizations
Mozambique: Joint - League For NGOs in Mozambique
Seychelles: CEPS: Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles
Zambia: ZCSD: Zambia Council for Social Development
The 23 countries which are presenting VRNs for the second time include: Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Honduras, India, Jordan, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Samoa, Slovenia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
See the list of Forus members based on countries presenting VNRs for the second time
Argentina: EENGD - Red Encuentro
Finland: FINGO - Finnish NGO Platform
Honduras: ASONOG - Asociacion De Organismos No Gubernamentales
India: VANI - Voluntary Action Network India
Morocco: Espace Associatif
Nepal : NFN - NGO Federation of Nepal
Nigeria: NNNGO - Nigeria Network of NGOs
Peru: ANC - Asociación Nacional de Centros
Slovenia: SLOGA - Slovenian Global Action
Uganda : UNNGOF - Uganda National NGO Forum
The VNR presentations are planned to begin on Monday, 13 July 2020 (the last of the first five days of HLPF) and proceed for the three days of the ministerial segment of HLPF (14 – 16 July 2020).
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition may be postponed.
More info :
Reports & publications
HLPF SIDE EVENT- CSO coalitions' role in the Decade of Action after Covid-19
Austrian , Spanish & French Gouverments, CCIC, Forus, A4SD..
HLPF SIDE EVENT - Protecting civic space during the COVID-19 pandemic
Global Focus, Forus, ZCSD, CCC, Civicus, GANHRI
HLPF SIDE EVENT - Accelerating ‘whole of society’ action on SDG implementation through innovative civil society partnerships
ADA, Forus, JANIC, Government of Malaysia
HLPF SIDE EVENT - Delivering a whole of society approach to an accelerated Decade of Action
FORUS, A4SD, SLOGA, NNF, CPDE, GCAP Russia, OpenSkola, Bond +
FORUS HLPF SIDE EVENT - Realizing the potential of Goal 16 to promote and protect civic space
ADA & Forus
UNOFFICIAL HLPF SIDE EVENT - Delivering a whole of society approach to an accelerated Decade of Action (in French)
Forus, CSCI, SPONG A4SD
HLPF Civic Space Video
HLPF Intro video
HLPF - Capacity Building