HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was established in June 2013 through a Resolution by the UN General Assembly as the main forum for sustainable development issues within the UN framework. Its establishment is one the main outcomes of the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. The HLPF replaces the Commission for Sustainable Development, which was a functional Commission under the UN Economic and Social Council, established at the 1992 in the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

It is mandated to cover the following:

The simulation under HLPF is that of the Higher Education Sustainable Initiative. The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) for Rio+20 was initiated in 2012 by a group of UN partners (the Executive Coordinator of Rio+20, UN DESA, UNEP, UNESCO, UN Global Compact, UN Global Compact's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and UNU) as an initiative for Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the run-up to the Rio+20 Conference. The essence of HESI is to enable multiple stakeholders to allow agency into prioritizing best practices and marking them as future goals.

It is mandated to cover the following: