Highlights and images of main proceedings for 14 July 2016

Summary

The 2016 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) started with panel discussions on “National mechanisms for monitoring progress and reporting on implementation for the achievement of SDGs” and “Making the 2030 Agenda deliver for SIDS, building on the SAMOA Pathway” on Thursday morning. In the afternoon, discussions took place on “Countries in special situations.”

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National mechanisms for monitoring progress and reporting on implementation for the achievement of SDGs

View of the panel during the session on national mechanisms for monitoring progress
and reporting on implementation for the achievement of SDGs

Johannes Paul Jütting, Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN and Vice President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Lisa Grace Bersales,
Philippine Statistics Authority

Georges-Simon Ulrich,
Swiss Federal Statistical Office

Milorad Šćepanović,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Montenegro

Peseta Noumea Simi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Samoa

Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General of South Africa

Nguyen Le Thuy, Viet Nam

Petero Okotai, Cook Islands

Jasmin Burgermeister, Major Group
for Children and Youth

Delegates follow the discussions

Making the 2030 Agenda deliver for Small Island Developing States, building on the SAMOA Pathway

Panel speakers for the session on making the 2030 Agenda deliver for Small Island
Developing States (SIDS), building on the SAMOA Pathway

Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to
the UN and Vice President of ECOSOC

Elizabeth Thompson, former UN Assistant Secretary-General and former Minister for Energy and Environment, Barbados

David Smith, University Consortium
of Small Island States

Justina Langidrik, Chief Secretary of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Anote Tong, Former President of
the Republic of Kiribati

Jeem Lippwe, Federated States of Micronesia

Kate Brown, Global Island Partnership

Courtenay Rattray, Jamaica

Renee Yap, New Zealand

Ahmed Sareer, Maldives

Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Kazakhstan

Countries in special situations

Panel speakers for the session on countries in special situations

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

David Steven, New York University

Jean-Marc Châtaigner, French Research Institute for Development (IRD)

Marina Djernaes, EcoPeace Middle East

Youba Sokona, South Centre and Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Stephen Chacha,
Africa Philanthropic Foundation

Claudio Huepe Minoletti,
Universidad Diego Portales

Elisha Moyo, Zimbabwe

Omair Paul, Non-Governmental
Organizations (NGOs) Major Group

Viviana Tatawaqa, Women's Major Group

Gloria Cid, Chile

Informal dialogue with UN Secretary-General candidate

View of the dais during the session

Christiana Figueres, UN Secretary-General candidate

Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly

View of the ECOSOC Chamber

Around the Venue

Delegates meet before the start of the session

Delegates from Italy

Delegates speak informally

Delegates take notes during the sessions

Adolphe Mabulena, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Members of the Secretariat with Georges-Simon Ulrich,
Swiss Federal Statistical Office

View of the Trusteeship Council

Tonya Vaturi, UN Department of Economic
and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

Youba Sokona, South Centre and IPCC Vice-Chair,
speaks with a delegate

A delegate wears an orange scarf distributed by the
Women's Major Group to emphasize the need for
accountability and civil society participation

UN Security at the venue

Around the UN Headquarters

Participants