Highlights and images of main proceedings for 12 July 2016

Summary

The second day of the 2016 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) continued with two panel discussions related to the theme of “Ensuring that no one is left behind” in the morning. Discussions took place on “Food security and sustainable agriculture, climate action, sustainable oceans and terrestrial ecosystems – adopting a nexus approach” and “Creating peaceful and more inclusive societies and empowering women and girls.” In the afternoon, a discussion took place on “Science-policy interface: New ideas, insights and solutions.”

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Food security and sustainable agriculture, climate action, sustainable oceans
and terrestrial ecosystems – adopting a nexus approach

Panelists for the session on food security and sustainable agriculture, climate action, sustainable
oceans and terrestrial ecosystems – adopting a nexus approach

Chair Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN and Vice President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues, Seychelles

Omoyemen Lucia Odigie-Emmanuel, Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change Research

Deborah Fulton, Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Jake Rice, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Canada

Abdullah K. Tawlah, Saudi Arabia

Evelyn Nguleka, World Farmers' Organization (WFO)

Rodrigo Messias,
Local Authorities Major Group

Frances Zainoeddin,
Stakeholder Group on Ageing

Mariyam Midhfa Naeem, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Creating peaceful and more inclusive societies and empowering women and girls

Panel speakers for the session on creating peaceful and more inclusive societies and empowering women and girls

Irene Khan, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

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

Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Robert Berg, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Beatrice Ayuru, Lira Integrated School

Gaia Gozzo, CARE International

Anca-Ruxandra Gliga, United Network of Young Peacebuilders and Major Group for Children and Youth

Rebecca Anna Reichherzer, Denmark

Josefina Valencia Toledano,
Womens Major Group

Maria Cramér, Sweden

Pragashnie Adurthy, South Africa

Science-policy interface - new ideas, insights and solutions

Delegates gather for the session on the science-policy interface - new ideas, insights and solutions

Chair Héctor Alejandro Palma Cerna, Deputy Permanent Representative of Honduras to the UN
and Vice President of ECOSOC

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

William Colglazier, American Association
for the Advancement of Science

Lucilla Spini, International Council for Science (ICSU)

Guéladio Cissé, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

Aurélien Decamps, Kedge Business School

Patrick Paul Walsh, University College Dublin

Donovan Guttieres, Global Youth Partnership for the SDGs

Peter Messerli, University of Bern

Ambrose Murangira, Stakeholder Group for Persons with Disabilities, uses sign language for his intervention

Martin Krause, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Annika Lindblom, Finland

"Town Hall" Debate with Candidates for UN Secretary-General Hall

The first-ever "town hall" debate with candidates for the UN Secretary-General took place in the UN General Assembly

The live debate was broadcasted by Al Jazeera

UN Secretary-General Candidates (L-R): Natalia Gherman, Moldova; Vuk Jeremić, Serbia; Susana Malcorra, Argentina; António Guterres, Portugal; and Vesna Pusić, Croatia

UN Secretary-General Candidates (L-R): Irina Bokova, Bulgaria; Igor Lukšić, Montenegro; Christiana Figueres, Costa Rica; Danilo Türk, Slovenia; and Helen Clark, New Zealand

Around the Venue

Delegates gather for the second day of the 2016 HLPF

Delegates confer before the start of plenary

Delegates meet informally between sessions

Paula Caballero Gómez, World Bank

Federica Pietracci, UN Department of
Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

Women's Major Group members distributed red scarves as a
reminder of the need for women and girls empowerment

Around the UN Headquarters

Participants