The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 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 Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities (SGPwD) is the focal point for all UN Sustainable Development policies. ​The SGPwD engages with the Rio+20 outcome​, including the 2030 Agenda​ and its Sustainable Development Goals, the global SDG indicator framework, High-level Political Forum, Financing for Sustainable Development, ​and related global and regional policy processes. The SGPwD will be providing updates on all things HLPF in the following months. Dates for the regional forums have not yet been announced.​

2022 Information

Dates 5–12 July 2022 High-level segment and 13–15 & 18 July 2022 ministerial meeting.

Theme:“Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” The Sustainable Development Goals in focus are: 4 quality education, 5 gender equality, 14 life below water, 15 life on land, and 17 partnerships for the goals.

There are 46 countries that have expressed interest in a Voluntary National Review:

Andorra, Argentina, Belarus, Botswana, Cameroon, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malawi, Mali, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Togo, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay

Dates of Regional Forums for Sustainable Development in 2022

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) 3-5 March 2022

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)       8-10 March 2022

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)       15-17 March 2022

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)             28-31 March 2022

Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)                 6-7 April 2022

Other relevant forums in the HLPF process:

Forum on financing for development follow-up

  • Monday, 25–Thursday, 28 April 2022

 STI Forum for the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Thursday, 5 May & Friday, 6 May 2022


SGPwD Webinar: Ways for DPOs to Engage in the 2022 High-Level Political Forum

Screenshot of panelists at the SGPwD Webinar: Ways for DPOs to Engage in the 2022 High-Level Political Forum

On Wednesday 8 December, the SGPwD hosted a webinar on processes that tie into the HLPF and how organizations of persons with disabilities can engage.


Panelists included:

Sulayman Abdulmumuni Ujah- National Project Officer African Disability Forum and an OPD representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities at the 2019 HLPF

Oli Henman – Global Coordinator at Action for Sustainable Development, a global platform supporting civil society and citizen action for the delivery of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and coordinator of the Major groups and Other Stakeholders Task Group on VNR’s

Toolkits and reports supported by A4SD are available here:

  • Survey for Expressions of Interest in VNRs 2022: The survey for expressions of interest is now ready and we will be keen to share this widely with all constituencies to encourage sign up from national partners active in the VNR countries in 2022.


Asim Dio Advocacy and Communications Manager, CBM Bangladesh

                  Asim’s Presentation

Rosario Galarza, Intersectionalities Officer, IDA

                  Rosario’s Presentation

Villaney Remengesau- Co-Chairperson of Pacific Disability Forum, the focal point for the Disability Constituency of the Asia Pacific CSO Exchange Mechanism (APRCEM) and IDA Board Member

                  Villaney’s Presentation

 Watch the webinar here.