Steven Bernstein draws on UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution A/RES/67/290 of July 2013, which establishes the format and organizational aspects of the HLPF, to explore ways the Forum can fulfill its mandate of providing leadership on and integration of sustainable development. He places the Forum within the context of ongoing processes to reform the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to determine a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the HLPF is meant to replace the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), Bernstein also evaluates how the Forum can build on the strengths of the CSD while avoiding its weaknesses.