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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

Highlights for Wednesday, 13 July 2016

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

Delegates pose with their favourite Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
as the 2016 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) continues

On Wednesday, the 2016 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) started with panel discussions on “Creating ownership at the national level” and “Mainstreaming SDGs into national policies, plans and strategies and integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development” in the morning. In the afternoon, discussions took place on “Vertical cooperation – local authorities and national governments working together for implementation of the 2030 Agenda” and “Challenges in mobilizing means of implementation at the national level (Financing, Technology, Capacity building).”

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Creating ownership at the national level


Panel speakers for the session on creating ownership at the national level


Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the UN and Vice President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Jessica Espey, Sustainable Development
Solutions Network (SDSN)


Louis Meuleman,
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Ivane Shamugia, Administration of
the Government of Georgia

Adolfo Ayuso,
Office of the President, Mexico


Annika Lindblom, Counsellor to the Ministry
of the Environment, Finland

Gomer Padong, Philippine Social Enterprise Network (PhilSEN)


Yonglong Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sunita Kotnala, Women's Major Group

Jiten Yumnam,
Indigenous Peoples Major Group



Mainstreaming SDGs into national policies, plans and strategies and
integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development


View of the panel during the session


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

Nick Ishmael Perkins, SciDev.net


Joseph Enyimu, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic
Development, Uganda

Koichi Aiboshi, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Japan

Wardarina, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development and Co-Chair of Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism


Eili Lepik, Government Office, Estonia

Izzet Ari, Environment and Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Development, Turkey


Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg, PURE Consulting

Olivier Brochenin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
International Development, France


Mohammed Aliyu, Nigeria


Vertical cooperation – local authorities and national governments working
together for implementation of the 2030 Agenda


Panel speakers for the session on vertical cooperation – local authorities and national
governments working together for implementation of the 2030 Agenda


Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul, Turkey

Peter Wollaert, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)


Patrícia Iglecias, State Secretary for Environment, São Paulo, Brazil

Stephan Contius, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Hyuk-Sang Sohn, Kyung Hee University


Paddy Torsney, Office of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to the UN

Rosemarie Edillon, National Economic and Development
Authority (NEDA), Philippines


Allan Bird, Papua New Guinea

Dalia Marques, Major Group for Children and Youth


Leida Rijnhout, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Major Group


Challenges in mobilizing means of implementation at the national level


Delegates attend the session on challenges in mobilizing means of implementation
at the national level - financing, technology and capacity building


Macharia Kamau, Co-Chair, Science,
Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum

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


Felipe Castro, Inter-Institutional Commission for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Colombia

Manuel Montes, South Centre

Paulo Gadelha, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz


Paul Gulleik Larsen, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Norway

Mawussi Djossou Semondji, Expert Minister to the Presidency of Togo

Chengyong Sun, Ministry of Science
and Technology, China


David O’Connor, International Union for
Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Christo Janse van Noordwyk, South Africa


Around the Venue


Delegates gather for the third day of the 2016 HLPF


Delegates from Palau and Pakistan

Delegates from China confer with the Secretariat


Delegates meet informally throughout the day


Ouinibani Konate, Burkina Faso

Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul, Turkey


Delegates pose with their favourite SDGs


Delegates read the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations
Bulletin (ENB) to review yesterday's proceedings


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).