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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 Tuesday, 10 July 2018

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HLP 2018

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The 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) continued on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York. In the morning, thematic reviews were held on:

  • Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies - building resilience; and
  • Advancing science, technology and innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the afternoon, the review of SDG implementation continued, with a session on SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy).

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

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily digital coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from HLPF 2018.

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Thematic Review:
Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies - Building Resilience


View of the dais during the session


David Smith, Institute for Sustainable Development, University of the West Indies (UWI)

Moderator Emily Wilkinson, Overseas Development Institute, UK


Jeb Brugmann, 100 Resilient Cities

Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Dereje Wordofa, Deputy Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA)


Vuk Žugić, Co-ordinator, Economic and Environmental Activities, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Marikris de Guzman, Asia Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR) Youth Network, and Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)


Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, South Africa


Hari Prabowo, Indonesia

Binalakshmi Nepram Mentschel, Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG)

Kira Christianne Azucena, the Philippines  



Thematic Review: Advancing Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs


Delegates during the session


Inga Rhonda King, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Toshiya Hoshino, Co-Chair, Multi-stakeholder Forum on STI for the SDGs


Juan Sandoval-Mendiolea, Co-Chair, Multi-stakeholder Forum on STI for the SDGs

Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Norma Munguía Aldaraca, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mexico


Nebojša Nakićenović, Deputy Executive Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Endah Murniningtyas, Co-Chair, Group of Scientists for the Global Sustainable Development Report, Indonesia

Ernest Foli, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana



Review of SDG Implementation
SDG 7: Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All


View of the dais during the session


Marie Chatardová, President of ECOSOC

Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy, Thailand


Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation

Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director, Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice, World Bank Group

Heather Page, Statistics Division, UN DESA


Sheila Oparaocha, Executive Director, ENERGIA, Zambia

Moderator Adnan Amin, Director-General, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)


Hans Olav Ibrekk, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Co-Facilitator, SDG 7 Technical Advisory Group

Joan Carling, Tebtebba Foundation, and Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG)

Cheng Mengrong, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)



Around the Venue


Delegates speak informally


Leon Mulimni Ngoy, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Inga Rhonda King, Vice-President of ECOSOC, speaks with a delegate


Delegates from Benin

Delegates from Guinea


A delegate reads the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) to keep up to date with the meeting


Delegates between sessions




HLPF displays around the venue




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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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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 and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2018 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Switzerland (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), and SWAN International. Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, Québec, the Wallonia, and the Institute of La Francophonie for Sustainable Development (IFDD), a subsidiary body of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF).