In an innovative provision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Major Groups and other relevant stakeholders were called upon to report on their contribution to implementation. That provision is particularly important for the voluntary reporting and accountability by non-governmental actors who manage significant resources or assets, and therefore play an important role in the achievement of individual Sustainable Development Goals and targets on the ground.

In accordance with the General Assembly resolution, Member States have decided that, while retaining the intergovernmental character of the forum, the representatives of the Major Groups and other relevant stakeholders shall be allowed:

(a) To attend all official meetings of the forum;
(b) To have access to all official information and documents;
(c) To intervene in official meetings;
(d) To submit documents and present written and oral contributions;
(e) To make recommendations;
(f) To organize side events and round tables, in cooperation with Member

To ensure comparability, reports from such stakeholders could build on a voluntary template based on existing tools and models. These components are suggested as a way to help Major Groups and Other Stakeholders to prepare reports on their implementation of the Agenda to the HLPF. 

Source: United Nations

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