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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 Wednesday, 8 July 2015

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HLPF 2015 participants heard a keynote address from H.E. Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia,
and Chairman of the Global Partnership for Education.


The 2015 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) concluded on Wednesday, 8 July. In the morning and afternoon the ministerial segment of the HLPF convened in moderated discussions on "Reviewing and monitoring progress—what have we learned and how can it advance implementation" and "realizing the SDGs--matching ambitions with commensurate means of implementation (MOI)-resources, technology and capacities. The general debate of the high-level week under ECOSOC continued in the morning.

During lunch side events took place on: multi-stakeholder partnerships beyond remittances—sustainable entrepreneurship for local communities in post-2015; outcomes of regional consultations on sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda in Asia and the Pacific; League of Arab States—platform for follow up and review to ensure achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Arab Region; and the municipalization process of SDGs--the role of civil society.

The HLPF was closed by ECOSOC Vice-President Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Tunisia, following a brief closing plenary at 4:51 pm.

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of HLPF 2015 will be available on Saturday, 11 July 2015, online at: http://enb.iisd.org/hlpf/2015/



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/


“Reviewing and monitoring progress: What we have learned and how can it advance implementation?”

L-R: H.E. Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, and Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education; Vladimir Drobnjak, Vice-President of ECOSOC; and Jennifer de Laurentis, Council Secretary



Faeqa Bent Saeed Essaleh
, Minister of Social Affairs, Bahrain

H.E. Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education



Josef Moser
, Secretary-General, International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions

Mario Néstor Oporto, Former Minister of Education, Chair of the Commission of Communications and Information Technology of the Congress, Argentina



Kodjo Menan, Permanent Representative of Togo to the UN

Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA


John Romano, TAP Network, US



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

Silvia Velo, Italy

Karmenu Vella, EU


NJ Mxakato-Diseko, Ambassador, South Africa

Rashmi Sharma, Canada

Tatjana von Steiger, Switzerland


Simon Hemptinne, Belgian Youth Council, representing Children and Youth Major Group


L-R: Jennifer de Laurentis, Council Secretary, in discussion with Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA

“Realizing the SDGs: Matching ambitions with commensurate means of
implementation-resources, technologies and capacities”

L-R: Evgeny P. Velikhov, Member of the Academy of Science of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Association for Sciences Support; Shin Dong-ik, Deputy-Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, Republic of Korea; Endah Murniningtyas, Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of National Development Planning, National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia; María Emma Mejía, Vice-President of ECOSOC; Jennifer de Laurentis, Council Secretary; Moderator Jos Verbeek, Adviser, Office of the World Bank Group President’s Special Envoy on Post 2015 Development Issues; and Rolf Heuer, Director General, CERN


María Emma Mejía, Vice-President of ECOSOC


Moderator Jos Verbeek, Adviser, Office of the World Bank Group President’s Special Envoy on Post 2015 Development Issues


Endah Murniningtyas, Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of National Development Planning, National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia

Rolf Heuer, Director General, CERN


Shin Dong-ik, Deputy-Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, Republic of Korea

Evgeny P. Velikhov, Member of the Academy of Science of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Association for Sciences Support


L-R: Aldo Lale Demoz, Deputy Executive-Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and Megan Arrowsmith Haddock,
Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, US


Closing of the HLPF

L-R: Macharia Kamau, Co-Facilitator of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN; Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA; Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Vice-President ECOSOC; and Jennifer de Laurentis, Council Secretary


Macharia Kamau, Co-Facilitator of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN

Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Vice-President ECOSOC, gavelled the meeting to a close at 4:51 pm.





 

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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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