Latest information on HLPF 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:26PM
Richard in HLPF

Briefing by DESA

The following information has been provided by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at a meeting of the HLPF Major Group and other Stakeholders (MGoS) Co-ordinating Mechanism (CM).




Opportunities for participation




Ministerial declaration



HLPF CM Mailing list



Briefing by HLPF CM Steering Group

Please click here to see the work streams and join. The Steering Group encourages all colleagues to check this link and register for the work streams as some activities will need extra coordination

Advocacy team: The HLPF CM needs to get together in terms of contacting Member States on its HLPF recommendations, to consider MGoS reports and to come up with concrete recommendations

Communications group has had one skype call. It will share joint comms plan for MGoS in a couple of weeks

Plans for the MGoS preparatory meeting are moving along well thanks to DESA. Still waiting to see who the participants are to populate the program with speakers. Chris Dekki of DESA has been taking the lead on this, will be coming back in early June

On the proposed morning dialogues with VNR countries, Jeff Huffines reported that the ECOSOC bureau felt that there wasn’t enough time in the HLPF schedule to accommodate this, so DESA will look for a time and venue for a proposed side event between MGoS and interested VNR countries. There will also be a breakfast meeting 8-9 am on 18 July between Ministers of VNR countries and MGoS representatives

Next HLPF CM meeting: 25 May 2017, S-26MM3 (Secretariat Building)

The next meeting of the MGoS HLPF CM will take place on June 15th, at 10 am. Room S-26MM3 has been booked for this purpose. Please see Webex details below:

HLPF CM General Meeting 

Thursday, June 15, 2017 
10:00 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr  

Meeting number: 795 967 927 
Meeting password: Meet1234

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