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2018 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF 2018)

Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies

9-18 July 2018 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Friday, 13 July 2018

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HLP 2018

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed attending the 2018 HLPF

HLPF 2018 continued on Friday at UN Headquarters in New York, with sessions on:

  • A review of SDG 15 (life on land)
  • A review of SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals)
  • Leaving no one behind: are we succeeding?
  • Wrap-up of the first week

For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

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Review of SDG Implementation:
SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests,
combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss


View of the dais during the session


Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention

René Castro, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)


Roy Brouwer, University of Waterloo, Canada

Heather Page, Statistics Division, UN DESA

Simon Levin, Princeton University, US


Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)


Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet, African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF), Cameroon

Jerry Matthews Matjila, Vice-President of ECOSOC


Chiagozie Chima Udeh, Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, Nigeria, and Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)

Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Uganda

Jill Blockhus, The Nature Conservancy


Azizah Abd Aziz, Malaysia

Juan Rengifo, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Adam Lewis, Australia



Review of SDG Implementation:
SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and the global partnership for sustainable development


View of the dais during the session


Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times


Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN, and Co-Facilitator for the outcome of the 2018 ECOSOC Financing for Development Follow-up Forum

Robin Ogilvy, Special Representative of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to the UN

Yongyi Min, Statistics Division, UN DESA


Alfred Watkins, Chair, Global Solutions Summit

Steven Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva


Kavaljit Singh, Madhyam, and Financing for Development (FFD) Civil Society Group

Ridha Bouabid, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN



Gladys Ghartey, Ghana

Luis Madera, Dominican Republic

Thi Minh Thoa Le, Viet Nam



Leaving No One Behind: Are We Succeeding?


View of the dais during the session


Moderator Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)


Mahi Amadou Deme, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Senegal

Douglas Keh, UN Development Programme (UNDP)

Riitta Oksanen, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland


Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Victoria Tauli Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Alicia Bárcena, Executive-Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Member, UN Committee on Development Policy (CDP)

Sylvia Beales, Gray Panthers, and Stakeholder Group on Ageing


Diane Delava, Youth Delegates, Belgium


Kätlin Kuldmaa, Youth Delegate, Estonia



Wrap-Up of the First Week


Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, and Marie Chatardová, ECOSOC President, draw the first week to a close


Around the Venue


Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention


Delegates speak informally




Stefan Jungcurt, Kimo Goree, and Pam Chasek, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


Members of the Regenerative Ecovillage Development for Resilient Communities;
Conservation Natural and Cultural Heritage; and Ecosystem Restoration






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Specific funding for coverage of HLPF 2018 has been provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
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