Highlights and images for 10 July 2018


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.

Visit our coverage of selected side events at HLPF 2018

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


Non-state coalitions
Children and Youth