Highlights and images of main proceedings for 10 July 2017

Summary

The 2017 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), opened on Monday, 10 July 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York.
Following an opening plenary that reviewed progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda in the first two years since its adoption, key regional and sub-regional players, including representatives of UN Regional Commissions, exchanged regional experiences to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the afternoon, a thematic review on “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: Addressing multi-dimensions of poverty and inequalities,” took place.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports from HLPF 2017 and also produced a summary and analysis report, which is available in HTML and PDF.

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Opening and Session 1: Where are we in year two of implementation of the 2030 Agenda?

View of the dais during the opening session

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the UN, and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Vice-Chair of the Committee for Development Policy, and Professor of International Affairs, The New School

Robert Johnson, President, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Vivania Ditukana Tatawaqa, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Fiji, and representative of the Women's Major Group

Session 2: Implementation at the regional and sub-regional levels

Panel speakers during the session

Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

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

Mohamed Ali Alhakim, Executive Secretary, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Aida Opoku-Mensah, Special Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Christo Janse van Noordwyk, South Africa, speaking on behalf of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Oleg Pankratov, Vice Prime Minister, Kyrgyzstan, on behalf of the Eurasian Economic Union

Sai Jyothirmai Racherla, speaking on behalf of the Women's Major Group

Rudolph Michael Ten-Pow, Guyana, speaking on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Rubén Zamora, El Salvador, speaking on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)

Delegates during the session

Session 3: Thematic review - Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: Addressing multi-dimensions of poverty and inequalities

View of the dais during the session

Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada

Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford

Nabeel Munir, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, and Vice President, ECOSOC

Claudia Vasquez Marazzani, Director, Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia

Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Laura Stachel, Executive Director and Co-Founder, We Care Solar

Emem Omokaro, Executive Director, Dave Omokaro Foundation (DOF), and African Society for Ageing Research and Development (ASARD)

Margaret Kobia, Kenya

Jamil Ahmad, UN Environment

Eppu Mikkonen-Jeanneret, Finland

Limiaa Abdelgafar Ahmed, Sudan

Xu Zhongsheng, China

Heidi Berner Herrera, Chile

Jesús Orus Baguena, EU

Saand Youssouf Ahmed Abdallah, Comoros

Around the Venue

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the UN and President of ECOSOC, speaks with members of the Secretariat

Delegates from Ecuador

Nabeel Munir, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, and Vice-President, ECOSOC; Moncef Khane, ECOSOC Secretariat; and Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada

Delegates from the Russian Federation

Christoph Lang, Switzerland

Observers listen to the discussion

Delegates speak informally between sessions

Hand-woven HLPF lanyards made by the Women's Initiative in Nepal that aims to lift women out of poverty through training and empowerment

Around the UN Headquarters

Participants