The 2020 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will be held from Tuesday, 14 July, to Thursday, 16 July. This years theme is “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realising the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”.  

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is contributing with a report on the work of the CND in relation to achieving the 2020 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Due to the current pandemic, it is likely that the HLPF will take place virtually. The ECOSOC Bureau is exploring technological solutions for virtual sessions and interaction. All side-events will be virtual with organizers being responsible for technical and logistical aspects of their event. The entire 3 day event will be streamed live via UN Web TV.

The application process for side events will be open until Friday, 29 May 2020. Member States, Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and UN entities, together with 17 confirmed slots for Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS), can be main organizers for the side events at UN Headquarters. Further information can be found here:

For those interested in engagement and participation at the event, there is a simple step-by-step guide for new participants, as well as a resource for recent documentation specific to the 2020 HLPF:

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter to receive periodic updates on our activities, the work of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and international calls for application.

*indicates required field