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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, 20 July 2016

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

Delegates huddle to discuss the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration

The 2016 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) concluded on Wednesday, following two sessions on Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) in the morning, a session on “Prospects for the future: projections, scenarios and new and emerging issues” in the afternoon, and the general debate. A Ministerial Declaration focusing on the theme of “Ensuring that no one is left behind” was adopted during the closing session, after the retention of a paragraph relating to the Paris Agreement on climate change was put to vote. 141 countries voted to retain the paragraph, one voted against, and three Member States abstained, and the Declaration was adopted with the paragraph intact.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily reports, daily web coverage and a summary and analysis from HLPF 2016, which is available in HTML and PDF format.
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Voluntary National Reviews: Session 4


View of the dais during the fourth session on Voluntary National Reviews


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

Komi Sélom Klassou, Prime Minister of Togo


Hanno Pevkur,
Minister of Internal Affairs, Estonia

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

Kathy Calvin, President, UN Foundation


Arvind Panagariya, National Institution for
Transforming India (NITI)

Adil Najam, Boston University


Observers follow the proceedings from the gallery


Voluntary National Reviews: Session 5


Delegates gather for the fifth session on Voluntary National Reviews


Simón Gaviria, Minister for National Planning, Colombia

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


Jongmoon Choi, Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

 Ricardo José Menéndez Prieto, Minister of the People's Power for Planning, Venezuela

 Li Baodong, Vice Minister
of Foreign Affairs, China


Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt

Ségolène Royal, Minister of the
Environment and Marine Affairs, France


Marianne Loe, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Norway

Jesús García, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Spain

Philipp Schönrock, speaking on behalf of
Major Groups and Together 2030


Various video presentations are made during the session


Prospects for the future: projections, scenarios and new and emerging issues


Panel speakers during the session


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

Irina Bokova, Director-General, UN Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


Simón Gaviria, Minister for
National Planning, Colombia

Edgar Gutiérrez Espeleta, President, Second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), and Minister for Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

Stewart Lockie, James Cook University


Fumiko Kasuga, Future Earth Global Hub, Japan

Nebojsa Nakicenovic, International Institute
for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)



General Debate


View of the dais during the general debate


Amir Muharemi, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia

Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN

Cristiane Engelbrecht, Venezuela


Ion Jinga, Permanent Representative
of Romania to the UN

Sylvie Lucas, Permanent Representative
of Luxembourg to the UN

Jerry Matthews Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN


Colin Allen, speaking on behalf of the stakeholder group for persons with disabilities, uses sign language for his intervention


Closing  Plenary


Delegates gather for the closing plenary


 Oh Joon, Permanent Representative of the Republic
of Korea to the UN and President of ECOSOC

The Secretariat distributes the draft Ministerial Declaration


Delegates read through the draft Declaration



Mohammed Bessedik, Algeria

Jaime Hermida, Nicaragua


Esteban Cadena, Ecuador

Achraf Ibrahim, Egypt


Delegates discuss taking a paragraph of the draft Declaration to a vote


Delegates huddle to discuss taking a paragraph of the draft Declaration to a vote



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

The HLPF is gavelled to a close


Around the Venue


Delegates gather for the final day of the 2016 HLPF


Abdullah Abu Shawesh, State of Palestine

Delegates from Italy


Delegates from Togo

Delegates from India


Delegates read the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and visit the website to keep track of proceedings



Delegates from Germany

Delegates speak informally


Natalie Raven LeVan and Patricia Chavez, UN
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO, speaks
with Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA


Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment and
Marine Affairs, France, holds a press conference

Delegates from Botswana


The ENB team covering the meeting (L-R): Dina Hestad; Rishikesh Ram Bhandary; Cleo Verkuijl; Anju Sharma; and Kiara Worth





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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).