Highlights and images for 12 July 2017


On Wednesday, the 2017 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) reviewed the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 (good health and well being) and SDG 5 (gender equality). In the afternoon, thematic reviews took place on two topics related to this year’s overall theme of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”: “Taking forward the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway,” and “How it affects countries in special situations: least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs).” The latter thematic review also discussed the special challenges of middle-income countries (MICs).

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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Session 7 - Review of implementation: SDG 3 (good health and well being)

View of the dais during the session

Nabeel Munir, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, and Vice President, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Nata Menabde, Executive Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Office at the UN, New York

Michael Myers, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

Francesca Perucci, UN Statistics Division (UNSD)

Laura Flores, Permanent Representative of Panama to the UN

Rachel Cohen, Regional Executive Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)

Marie Hauerslev, Vice President for External Affairs, International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)

Jeroen Verheul, the Netherlands, speaking on behalf of 18 developed and developing countries

Farzana Zahir, Maldives, speaking on behalf of Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Odo Tevi, Vanuatu

Session 8 - Review of implementation: SDG 5 (gender equality)

View of the dais during the session

Salma Nims, Secretary General, Jordanian National Commission for Women

Marie Chatardová, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN, and Vice President, ECOSOC

Moderator Craig Mokhiber, Chief, Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Jane Sanyu Mpagi, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Uganda

Roberto Bissio, Executive Director, Third World Institute, and Coordinator of Social Watch, Uruguay

Nalini Singh, Executive Director, Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM), representative of Women's Major Group

Akinremi Bolaji, Nigeria

Kajsa Olofsgård, Sweden

Lena Gerber, US

Ana Cristina García, UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Nguyen Thi Le Thuy, Viet Nam  

Session 9 - Thematic review: Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: Taking forward the SAMOA Pathway

View of the dais during the session

Shahine Robinson, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Jamaica

Moderator Pennelope Beckles, Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the UN

Cristián Barros Melet, Permanent Representative of Chile to the UN, and Vice President, ECOSOC

Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Paula Vivili, Director, Public Health Division, Pacific Community (SPC)

Tuitama Leao Talalelei Tuitama, Minister of Health, Samoa

Rennier Gadabu, Nauru

Mahe'uli'uli Sandhurst Tupouniua, Tonga

José Luis Rocha, Cabo Verde

Fauzia Mwita Haji, Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities

Masina Tietie, Women's Major Group

Session 10 - Thematic review: Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: How it affects countries in special situations: Least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), and special challenges of middle-income countries (MICs)

View of the dais during the session

Amira Gornass, Chairperson, Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Moderator Swarnim Waglé, National Planning Commission, Nepal

Larysa Belskaya, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belarus

Nikhil Seth, Executive Director, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Farah Kabir, Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh

Lazarous Kapambwe, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the UN

Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN

Around the Venue

Delegates from Indonesia

Delegates between sessions

Delegates use the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) to keep up to date with discussions at HLPF 2017

Delegates huddle for a discussion

Sainivalati Navoti, SIDS Network, and William Bly, UN Webmaster and Photographer

Delegates speak informally