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2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2016)
Ensuring that No One is Left Behind

11-20 July 2016 | UN headquarters, New York

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A view of the UN headquarters complex, venue of the meeting

Cardboard cut-outs of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The second day of the 2016 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) continued with two panel discussions related to the theme of “Ensuring that no one is left behind” in the morning. Discussions took place on “Food security and sustainable agriculture, climate action, sustainable oceans and terrestrial ecosystems – adopting a nexus approach” and “Creating peaceful and more inclusive societies and empowering women and girls.” In the afternoon, a discussion took place on “Science-policy interface: New ideas, insights and solutions.”

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Food security and sustainable agriculture, climate action, sustainable oceans
and terrestrial ecosystems – adopting a nexus approach


Panelists for the session on food security and sustainable agriculture, climate action, sustainable
oceans and terrestrial ecosystems – adopting a nexus approach


Chair Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN and Vice President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues, Seychelles


Omoyemen Lucia Odigie-Emmanuel, Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change Research

Deborah Fulton, Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Jake Rice, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Canada


Abdullah K. Tawlah, Saudi Arabia

Evelyn Nguleka, World Farmers' Organization (WFO)


Rodrigo Messias,
Local Authorities Major Group

Frances Zainoeddin,
Stakeholder Group on Ageing

Mariyam Midhfa Naeem, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)


Creating peaceful and more inclusive societies and empowering women and girls


Panel speakers for the session on creating peaceful and more inclusive societies and empowering women and girls


Irene Khan, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland
to the UN and Vice President of ECOSOC


Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Robert Berg, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Beatrice Ayuru, Lira Integrated School


Gaia Gozzo, CARE International

Anca-Ruxandra Gliga, United Network of Young Peacebuilders and Major Group for Children and Youth


Rebecca Anna Reichherzer, Denmark

Josefina Valencia Toledano,
Womens Major Group

Maria Cramér, Sweden


Pragashnie Adurthy, South Africa


Science-policy interface - new ideas, insights and solutions


Delegates gather for the session on the science-policy interface - new ideas, insights and solutions


Chair Héctor Alejandro Palma Cerna, Deputy Permanent Representative of Honduras to the UN
and Vice President of ECOSOC

Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General
for Economic and Social Affairs


William Colglazier, American Association
for the Advancement of Science

Lucilla Spini, International Council for Science (ICSU)


Guéladio Cissé, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

Aurélien Decamps, Kedge Business School

Patrick Paul Walsh, University College Dublin


Donovan Guttieres, Global Youth Partnership for the SDGs

Peter Messerli, University of Bern


Ambrose Murangira, Stakeholder Group for Persons with Disabilities, uses sign language for his intervention

Martin Krause, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Annika Lindblom, Finland


"Town Hall" Debate with Candidates for UN Secretary-General Hall


The first-ever "town hall" debate with candidates for the UN Secretary-General took place in the UN General Assembly


The live debate was broadcasted by Al Jazeera


UN Secretary-General Candidates (L-R): Natalia Gherman, Moldova; Vuk Jeremić, Serbia; Susana Malcorra, Argentina; António Guterres, Portugal; and Vesna Pusić, Croatia


UN Secretary-General Candidates (L-R): Irina Bokova, Bulgaria; Igor Lukšić, Montenegro; Christiana Figueres, Costa Rica; Danilo Türk, Slovenia; and Helen Clark, New Zealand


Around the Venue


Delegates gather for the second day of the 2016 HLPF


Delegates confer before the start of plenary


Delegates meet informally between sessions



Paula Caballero Gómez, World Bank


Federica Pietracci, UN Department of
Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

Women's Major Group members distributed red scarves as a
reminder of the need for women and girls empowerment


Around the UN Headquarters





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Specific funding for coverage of HLPF 2016 has been provided by the
European Commission and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
EC SDC

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).