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2015 Meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2015)

26 June - 8 July 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York

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Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC, in a discussion with HLPF youth participants

The third meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2015) opened on Friday, 26 June 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York. An opening plenary adopted the agenda of the HLPF, followed by two moderated dialogues on “Shaping the world for 2030: from vision to transformative action” and “The role of business in implementation.” Side events took place during lunch on: HLPF for the future we want; civil society engagement and participation in a sustainable development era; and from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to sustainable development goals (SDGs) - unfinished agenda for education in emergencies.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the 2015 Meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2015), which took place from 26 June to 8 July 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/hlpf-2015/




Opening Plenary

L-R: Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul, Turkey; Rudolf Hundstorfer, Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, and Consumer Protection, Austria; Thomas Gass, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs; Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC; Jennifer de Laurentis, Council Secretary; Frances Zainoeddin, Gray Panthers NY; and Hirotaka Koike, Japan Youth Platform for Post-2015


Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC

Thomas Gass, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs



Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul, Turkey

Rudolf Hundstorfer, Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, and Consumer Protection, Austria


Hirotaka Koike, Japan Youth Platform for Post-2015

Frances Zainoeddin, Gray Panthers NY


“Shaping the World for 2030: From Vision to Transformative Action”

L-R: Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul, Turkey, and Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC


Henry Bonsu, International Broadcaster, Ghana, moderated the session

David Donoghue, Co-Facilitator of the negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda


Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, Deputy Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Mexico

Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA)


Mayacine Camara, Director, Department of Planning and Economic Policies, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning, Senegal

Marwan Bishtawi, Associate Coordinator of the PAX Romana UN Advocacy Team in New York


Damaso Luna Corona, Mexico

Alena White, Germany

Jeanne d'Arc Byaje, Rwanda


Mariyam Midhfa Naeem, Maldives


“The Role of Business in Implementation”

View of the HLPF plenary session on business.


Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman, Foundation for the Global Compact

Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning


Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever, UK

Toshio Arima, Director and Executive Advisor to the Board, Fuji Xerox, Japan


Annika Lindblom, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Jean-Francis Zinsou, Permanent Representative of Benin to the UN


Diego Azzi, International Trade Union Confederation, Brazil

Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)


L-R: Jiten Yumnam, Partnership for Development Effectiveness, representing Farmers' Major Group; Donovan Gutierres, Children and Youth Major Group; and John Drexhage, Global Business Alliance, representing Business and Industry Major Group

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Funding for coverage of the 2015 Meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2015) has been provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the European Union (EU)
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