SDGs Promotion Headquarters
The SDGs were adopted by the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015. After the adoption, the Government of Japan (GOJ) established in May 2016 “SDGs Promotion Headquarters” to effectively achieve the SDGs. “SDGs Promotion Headquarters”, which is headed by Prime Minister , ensures a whole-of-government approach and aims to take a lead in implementing the SDGs both domestically and internationally.
In December 2016, “ SDGs Implementation Guiding Principles” was decided after the “SDGs Promotion Roundtable Meeting ”, where a wide range of stakeholders (the government, NGO/NPOs, experts, private sectors, international organizations, various organizations, and etc.) got together and exchanged their opinions.
At the 5th Meeting of the SDGs Promotion Headquartersheld in June 2018, “Expanded SDGs Action Plan 2018” which details various effects of the Japanese Government was decided.
High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)
In September 2015, the United Nations established the HLPF(High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development ) as a central platform for follow-up and review of the SDGs.
The forum takes place every year under the auspices of ECOSOC, and every four years under the auspices of the General Assembly at the level of Heads of State and Government. In addition, all member states in the UN and UN specialized agencies participate in HLPF. From the Government of Japan , Foreign Minister Kishida (2013,2017), State Minister of Environment Inoue(2014) and Parliamentary Vice Ministers Nakane・Hamachi (2014・2015) attended the forum. In HLPF, member states are encouraged to conduct Voluntary National Review (regular and inclusive reviews of progress on the SDGs of each country ), and Japan released its report in 2017 .