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Second meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF-2) - “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals”

30 June - 9 July 2014 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
 
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Highlights for Monday, 7 July 2014
 

HLPF-2
The second High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF-2) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) continued with a High-level Segment of ECOSOC and a Ministerial Segment during its second week. The opening session was addressed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ECOSOC President Martin Sajdik, UN General Assembly President John Ashe, and Esther Agbarakwe, Co-Founder, Youth Climate Coalition, Nigeria.

The opening was followed by a high-level policy dialogue on “macroeconomic policies in support of a post-2015 sustainable development agenda,” and ministerial dialogues on: “a universal integrated policy agenda to implement Rio+20 and realize the future we want”; and “weaving regional realities and regional priorities into the post-2015 development agenda.”
L-R: John Ashe, President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Esther Agbarakwe, Co-Founder, Youth Climate Coalition, Nigeria;
and Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC

 
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in conversation with
Yoon Seong Kyu, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea

 
   
L-R: Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs; John Ashe, President of the UNGA; UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon
; Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC; Tegegnework Gettu, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management; Esther Agbarakwe, Co-Founder, Youth Climate Coalition, Nigeria
   
 
Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
 
Esther Agbarakwe, Co-Founder, Youth Climate Coalition,
Nigeria
John Ashe, President of the UNGA
 
   
HLPF-2 participants watched a video presentation on 2015 as a beginning rather than the end.
   
 
 
   
View of the High-level policy dialogue session on “macroeconomic policies in support of a post-2015 sustainable
development agenda”
   
 
Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Economic and
Social Affairs
 
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN
Environment Programme
Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UN
Conference on Trade and Development
Guy Ryder, Director-General,
International Labour Organization
 
Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director-
General, World Trade Organization
 
Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director,
International Monetary Fund
 
Mahmoud Mohieldin, Corporate Secretary
and Special Envoy on Millennium
Development Goals, the post-2015 process
and the financial development, World Bank
 
Moataz Khalil, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the UN
 
 
   
L-R: Silvia Velo, Under Secretary for Environment, Land and Sea, Italy; Yoon Seong Kyu, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea; Nana
Oye Lithur
, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ghana; Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC; Jennifer de Laurentis, Council
Secretary; Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme (UNDP); and Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the
Environment
   
 
Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP, moderated the dialogue.
 
Silvia Velo, Under Secretary for Environment, Land and Sea,
Italy
     
Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social
Protection, Ghana
 
Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment
     
Yoon Seong Kyu, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea
 

Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of
China to the UN

 

Federico Ramos de Armas, Vice-
Minister for Environment, Spain

 

Palouki Massina, Minister, Secretary-
General of Government, Togo

 
Petra Bayr, Member of the Austrian Parliament
     
Martin Chungong, Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
 
 
L-R: Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission; Marcin Korolec, Special Envoy for Climate
Change, Poland; Olga Marta Sánchez Oviedo, Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy, Costa Rica; Oh Joon, Vice President of
ECOSOC; Sangeeta Sharma, Secretary; Juan Somavía, UN Secretary-General Special Adviser on Interregional Policy Cooperation and
Director of the Diplomatic Academy, Chile; and Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and
the Pacific (ESCAP)
 
   
Juan Somavía, UN Secretary-General Special Adviser on Interregional Policy Cooperation and Director of the
Diplomatic Academy, Chile
   
 
 
Olga Marta Sánchez Oviedo, Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy, Costa Rica
 
Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, ESCAP
 
 
 
Marcin Korolec, Special Envoy for Climate Change, Poland
 
Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission
 
 
   
L-R: Nassir Abdulaziz Al Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and
Gigi Francisco
, Global Coordinator, Development Alternatives for Women in the New Era
   
 
 
Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Permanent Secretary of Foreign
Affairs, Thailand
 
Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary, Bangladesh
 
 
 
   
View of the side event promoting resource efficiency for sustainable urban environment.
   
 
   
L-R: Elly Sinaga, Director-General, Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia; Chikako Takase,
Director, UNCRD; and Ndey-Isatou Njie, Chief, Water, Energy, and Capacity Development Branch, Division for Sustainable
Development, UNDESA
   
 
Participants listening to a presentation on the state of urban transportation system in
Indonesia.
 
 
Funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
BMUB

Related Links
Meeting resources

*HLPF Website

*Meeting Website and Documents

*Draft Integrated Programme

*Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 9 July 2013

*Preliminary Programme of Side Events

*Expert Group Meeting on the Role of the HLPF on Sustainable Development in Post-2015 Development Framework

*Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals, 4-5 November 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

*Regional Commission Meeting on the HLPF (ESCAP), 19-21 May 2014, Pattaya, Thailand

*Thirty-fifth session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), 5-9 May 2014, Lima Peru

*Arab High Level Forum on Sustainable Development, 2-4 April 2014, Amman, Jordan


IISD RS resources

*Earth Negotiations Bulletin Coverage of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals

*IISD RS Briefing Note of the Second Workshop on ‘Making the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Work: How to build an effective “Review Mechanism”’, 15 May 2014, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS Briefing Note of the First Workshop on ‘Making the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Work: How to build an effective “Review Mechanism”’, 20 February 2014, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Final Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and Inaugural Session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), 20 and 24 September 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Reporting

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

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