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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 Tuesday, 8 July 2014
 

HLPF-2
On Tuesday, the President of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) addressed the second High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF-2) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This presentation was followed by two ministerial dialogues in the morning, on: “Long term measures to make poverty eradication irreversible and reduce inequalities”; and “International cooperation for sustainable development.” A multi-stakeholder dialogue on “Multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments for sustainable development – ensuring accountability for all” took place in the evening, followed by another ministerial dialogue on “Preparing the high-level political forum for post-2015: Steering implementation of the development agenda and reviewing progress.”
Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General on the MDGs, entertaining questions
from HLPF participants

 
L-R: Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC, in conversation with Jamil Ahmad, Deputy
Director, UNEP Office in New York

 
   
L-R: Oyun Sanjaasuren, Minister of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia, and President of the UN
Environment Assembly (UNEA); Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC; and Jennifer de Laurentis, Council Secretary
   
 
Oyun Sanjaasuren, Minister of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia, and
President of UNEA, reported on the outcomes of UNEA.
 
 
   
Front Row L-R: Sophie Karmasin, Federal Minister for Family and Youth, Austria; María Ángela Holguín, Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Colombia; Bathabile Dlamini, Minister of Social Development, South Africa; Aida Kurmangaliyeva, Executive Secretary,
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population, Kazakhstan; Yong Li, Director-General, UNIDO
Back Row L-R: Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF; Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC; and Jennifer de Laurentis,
Council Secretary
   
 
Yong Li, Director-General, UNIDO
Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
 
María Ángela Holguín, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colombia
Bathabile Dlamini, Minister of Social Development, South Africa
 
 
Aida Kurmangaliyeva, Executive Secretary, Ministry of Labour and
Social Protection of Population, Kazakhstan
 
Sophie Karmasin, Federal Minister for Family and Youth, Austria
 
 
Paola Bustamante, Minister of Social
Inclusion, Peru
 
Lu Mei, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of
China to the UN
 
Jim Clarken, Executive Director, Oxfam
Ireland
 
 
   
View of the High-level Ministerial dialogue session on “international cooperation and sustainable development."
   
 
L-R: Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); Fulbert
Macaire Amoussouga Gero
, Minister of MDGs, Policies and Sustainable Development, Benin; Børge Brende, Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Norway; Ibrahim Dabbashi, Vice President of ECOSOC; Otto Gustafik, Secretary; Saber Chowdhury,
Member of Parliament, Bangladesh; and Han Seung-soo, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Disaster Risk Reduction
(DRR) and Water
 
Han Seung-soo, UN Secretary-General’s
Special Envoy on DRR and Water
Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to UN
Secretary-General on the MDGs
Saber Chowdhury, Member of Parliament,
Bangladesh
 
Ibrahim Dabbashi, Vice President of
ECOSOC
 
Fulbert Macaire Amoussouga Gero,
Minister of MDGs, Policies and Sustainable
Development, Benin
 
Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Norway
 
 
Emilia Pires, Minister of Finance, Timor Leste
 
Pekka Haavisto, Minister, International
Development, Finland
 
 
Hiroshi Imanaga, Deputy Mayor, City of Kitakyushu, Japan
 
 
   
L-R: Dagfinn Høybråten, Chair, Board of GAVI Alliance; Juan Carlos Lastiri Quirós, Vice Minister of Prospective, Planning, and
Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development, Mexico; Petra Bayr, Member Parliament, Austria; María Emma Mejía, Vice President of
ECOSOC; Otto Gustafik, Secretary; Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA); and Danny
Sriskandarajah
, Secretary-General and CEO, CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation
   
 
 
María Emma Mejía, Vice President of ECOSOC
 
Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA
 
 
Juan Carlos Lastiri Quirós, Vice Minister of Prospective, Planning,
and Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development, Mexico
     
Petra Bayr, Member Parliament, Austria
 
Dagfinn Høybråten, Chair, Board of GAVI Alliance
     
Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary-General and CEO, CIVICUS
World Alliance for Citizen Participation
 

Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for
Foreign Affairs, Iceland

 

Rashmi Sharma, Team Leader, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Canada

 

Kehkashan Basu, Global Coordinator for
Children and Youth Major Group, UNEP
Major Groups Facilitating Committee

 
   
L-R: Myrna Cunningham, former Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples Major Group and
Pio Wennubst, Ambassador and Assistant Director-General, Head of the Directorate Global Cooperation, Swiss Development
Cooperation Agency, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
   
 
 
L-R: Shinji Inoue, Senior Vice Minister of the Environment, Japan; Attila Korodi, Minister of Environment and Climate Change,
Romania; Rémi Allah Kouadio, Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Development, Cote d’Ivoire; Martin
Sajdik
, President of ECOSOC; Otto Gustafik, Secretary; Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General, UN DESA; Erik Solheim, Chair of
the OECD Development Assistance Committee; and Joseph Moser, Secretary-General, International Organization of Supreme Audit
Institutions
 
Shinji Inoue, Senior Vice Minister of
the Environment, Japan
 
Attila Korodi, Minister of Environment
and Climate Change, Romania
 
Rémi Allah Kouadio, Minister for the
Environment, Sustainable Cities and
Sustainable Development, Cote d’Ivoire
 
Joseph Moser, Secretary-General,
International Organization of Supreme
Audit Institutions
 
Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-
General, UN DESA
 
Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD
Development Assistance Committee
 
   
Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum
   
 
Shen Dan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China
Susan Greene, Department of Foreign,
Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada
Jean-Francis Zinsou, Permanent
Representative of Benin to the UN
 
 
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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