Highlights and images for 13 July 2017


On Thursday morning, the 2017 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) started with reviews of implementation of two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure); and SDG 14 (life below water). In the afternoon, two reviews related to SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals) took place, on: investing in, and financing for, SDGs; and advancing science, technology and innovation (STI) for SDGs.

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 11: Review of implementation: SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure)

View of the dais during the session

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

John Danilovich, Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Maria Kiwanuka, Special Advisor to the President, Uganda

Miguel Ruiz Cabañas, Vice Minister, Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Mexico

Magnus Arildsson, Head, Internet of Things Product Management, Ericsson

Arne Holte, former President, World Blind Union, Norway

Patrick Ho, Deputy Chairman, China Energy Fund Committee

Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN

Bachar Brahim Adoum, Chad

Aire Rihe, Estonia

Abdul Halim Bin Abdul Aziz, Malaysia

Ola Sidani, Lebanon

Sebastian König, Switzerland

Session 12 - Review of implementation: SDG 14 (life below water)

View of the dais during the session

Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the UN, and Co-President, UN Ocean Conference

Peter Thomson, President, UNGA

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

 Luke Daunivalu, Deputy Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN, and Co-President, UN Ocean Conference

Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General, Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel

 Jake Rice, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Moderator Kate Brown, Executive Director, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)

Marjo Vierros, Director, Coastal Policy and Humanities Research, and Senior Associate, Global Ocean Forum

Ronald Jumeau, Permanent Representative of the Seychelles to the UN

Tui Shortland, Director, Pacific Indigenous and Local Knowledge Centre of Distinction

Max Rai, Permanent Representative of Papua New Guinea to the UN, speaking on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS)

Session 13 - Review of implementation of SDGs and thematic review of SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals): Investing in, and financing for, SDGs

View of the dais during the session

Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the UN

Jerry Matthews Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN

Gebeyehu Ganga Gayito, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN

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

Moderator Manuel Montes, Senior Advisor on Finance and Development, the South Centre

Kajsa Olofsgård, Ambassador for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Peter Adriaens, CEO, Equarius Risk Analytics

Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network

Uchita de Zoysa, Sri Lanka

Gladys Ghartey, Ghana

Session 14 - Review of implementation SDGs and thematic review SDG 17: Advancing science, technology and innovation for SDGs

View of the dais during the session

Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN, and Co-Chair, Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)

Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State, US, and Co-Chair, STI Forum

Donovan Guttieres, Focal Point, Science-Policy Interface Platform, Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)

 Cristián Barros Melet, Vice President of ECOSOC

 Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Sri Lanka

Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU), and Co-Chair of the 10-Member Group of High-Level Representatives in support of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM)

Nebojša Nakićenović, Deputy Director General, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Aleksandr Khachaturyan, Armenia

Dazhu Yang, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Around the Venue

John Danilovich, Secretary-General, ICC (L), speaks with a delegate

Sadiqullah Tahirzai, Afghanistan

Francesca Perucci, UN Statistics Division (UNSD) (C), speaks with members of the Secretariat

Delegates from Kenya

Delegates between sessions

Oceans materials on display around the UN