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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

Highlights for Thursday, 2 July 2015

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L-R: Joško Emrich, Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN; Petra Bayr, Member of Parliament, Austria;
Elfriede Anna More, Ministry of Environment, Austria; and Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC

The 2015 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) continued on Thursday, 2 July 2015. In the morning and afternoon, moderated discussions addressed: “Sustainable consumption and production (SCP)”; “Investing in the future we want—what will it require”; and “Tracking progress through existing mechanisms.” A brief wrap up session brought the first part of the HLPF to a close. Side events took place during lunch on: the coalition of Central African regional CSOs in the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs); building effective bottom-up partnerships for SDGs; realizing the SDGs by 2030—crucial entry points for communicating the SDGs and climate change for transformative citizen engagement; and SCP/sustainable lifestyles.

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/


“Sustainable Consumption and production”

María Emma Mejía Vélez, Vice-President of ECOSOC, presiding over the session on sustainable consumption and production.



María Emma Mejía Vélez
, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Ulf Jaeckel, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany, and Chair, 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) Board



Carolina Tohá Morales
, Mayor, Santiago, Chile

László Borbély, President, Committee for Foreign Policy, Romanian Parliament



Swati Shresth
, Center for Grassroots Development, and The Global Forest Coalition

Arab Hoballah, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)



Riccarda Caprez, Switzerland

Gunilla Blomquist, Sweden

Koumealo Balli, Togo


Altangerel Enkhbat, Mongolia

Becci Burton, UK

Jamal Ali Bamaileh, Saudi Arabia


“Investing in the future we want: what will it require?”

Kehkashan Basu, Green Hope, representing Children and Youth Major Group, delivering her statement to HLPF 2015.


Moderator James Zhan, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Vice-President of ECOSOC


Hazem Fahmy, Secretary-General, Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development

Hildegard Lingnau, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Kehkashan Basu, Green Hope, representing Children and Youth
Major Group

Albulena Prevlukaj, G4 Alliance, representing Women Major Group



Michael Hjelmåker, Sweden

Jennifer Jordan-Saifi, Canada

Christo Janse van Noordwyk, South Africa


“Tracking progress through existing mechanisms”

L-R: Adam Bouloukos, Director, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, (UNISDR); Petra Bayr, Member of Parliament, Austria; Gerda Verburg, Chair, Committee on Food Security, Permanent Representative to the Rome-based agencies, the Netherlands; Oh Joon, Vice-President of ECOSOC; Otto Gustafik, ECOSOC; Moderator Thomas Gass, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs; and Charles Radcliffe, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)


Oh Joon, Vice-President of ECOSOC


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


Gerda Verburg, Chair, Committee on Food Security, Permanent Representative to the Rome-based agencies, the Netherlands

Charles Radcliffe, OHCHR


Petra Bayr, Member of Parliament, Austria

Adam Bouloukos, Director, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, (UNISDR)


Caleb Otto, Permanent Representative to the UN, Palau, and Chair, Pacific Island Forum

Louise Kantrow, International Chamber of Commerce


Ernesto Gonzalez-Valdivia, Chile

Paul Larsen, Norway

Peni Suveinakama, Fiji

Wrap up session

Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC, provided a summary of the first part of the HLPF 2015 proceedings.


Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC, at the close of the session.




 

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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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