The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) contributes on a regular basis to the United Nations’ follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. This includes responding to formal requests for input from across the UN system, contributing to and/or participating in the annual events of the High-level Political Forum in New York along with its preparatory forums hosted by the UN’s Regional Economic and Social Commissions, and providing biodiversity-specific guidance for the preparation of Voluntary National Reviews.

The HLPF meets annually in New York under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, and also at the level of Heads of State every four years in the General Assembly.

Financial support for preparing the outreach material listed below was provided by the European Union (2018 and 2019) and by the Government of Japan (2017), and is gratefully acknowledged.

2019 HLPF - Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

2018 HLPF - Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

2017 HLPF - Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world