Highlights and images for 13 July 2018


HLPF 2018 continued on Friday at UN Headquarters in New York, with sessions on:

  • A review of SDG 15 (life on land)
  • A review of SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals)
  • Leaving no one behind: are we succeeding?
  • Wrap-up of the first week

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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Review of SDG Implementation:
SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests,
combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

View of the dais during the session

Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention

René Castro, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Roy Brouwer, University of Waterloo, Canada

Heather Page, Statistics Division, UN DESA

Simon Levin, Princeton University, US

Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet, African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF), Cameroon

Jerry Matthews Matjila, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Chiagozie Chima Udeh, Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, Nigeria, and Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)

Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Uganda

Jill Blockhus, The Nature Conservancy

Azizah Abd Aziz, Malaysia

Juan Rengifo, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Adam Lewis, Australia

Review of SDG Implementation:
SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and the global partnership for sustainable development

View of the dais during the session

Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN, and Co-Facilitator for the outcome of the 2018 ECOSOC Financing for Development Follow-up Forum

Robin Ogilvy, Special Representative of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to the UN

Yongyi Min, Statistics Division, UN DESA

Alfred Watkins, Chair, Global Solutions Summit

Steven Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva

Kavaljit Singh, Madhyam, and Financing for Development (FFD) Civil Society Group

Ridha Bouabid, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN

Gladys Ghartey, Ghana

Luis Madera, Dominican Republic

Thi Minh Thoa Le, Viet Nam

Leaving No One Behind: Are We Succeeding?

View of the dais during the session

Moderator Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Mahi Amadou Deme, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Senegal

Douglas Keh, UN Development Programme (UNDP)

Riitta Oksanen, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Victoria Tauli Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Alicia Bárcena, Executive-Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Member, UN Committee on Development Policy (CDP)

Sylvia Beales, Gray Panthers, and Stakeholder Group on Ageing

Diane Delava, Youth Delegates, Belgium

Kätlin Kuldmaa, Youth Delegate, Estonia

Wrap-Up of the First Week

Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, and Marie Chatardová, ECOSOC President, draw the first week to a close

Around the Venue

Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention

Delegates speak informally

Stefan Jungcurt, Kimo Goree, and Pam Chasek, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Members of the Regenerative Ecovillage Development for Resilient Communities;
Conservation Natural and Cultural Heritage; and Ecosystem Restoration