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2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2017)

10-19 July 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Tuesday, 11 July 2017

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Representatives of the Women’s Major Group wear red scarves in support of women human rights defenders, celebrating their advocacy for “passion, commitment and revolution”

The second day of the 2017 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) started with a review of implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 (no poverty) and SDG 2 (zero hunger). In the afternoon, a thematic review on “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: Multi-stakeholder perspectives,” took place.

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Session 4 - Review of implementation: SDG 1

View of the dais during the session

Janet Gornick, Director, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, City University of New York (CUNY)

Stefan Schweinfest, Director, Statistics Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University

Yaw Ansu, African Center for Economic Transformation

Carolina Sanchez-Paramo, World Bank Group

Wellington Chibebe, Deputy General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Yang Zhi, Mayor of Jingzhou, China

Fnu Sudarno, Indonesia

Deborah Greenfield, Deputy Director-General for Policy, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Huseyn Huseynov, Azerbaijan

Session 5 - Review of implementation: SDG 2

Delegates raise their hands as part of an interactive discussion at the start of the session

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

Gerda Verburg, Coordinator, Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

Esther Penunia, Secretary General, Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development

Elizabeth Mpofu, General Coordinator, La Via Campesina, Zimbabwe

Patrick Caron, Chair, High-Level Panel of Experts of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Meena Bilgi, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN)

Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Head, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Franco Ruggiero, Argentina

Alastaire Sèna Alinsato, Benin

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

Session 6 - Thematic review - Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: Multi-stakeholder perspectives

View of the keynote speakers on the dais

Luisa Emilia Reyes Zuñiga, Co-Chair, Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS) HLPF Coordination Mechanism

Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN, and Vice President of ECOSOC

Moderator Maruxa Cardama, Cities Alliance

Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General, DESA

Sehnaz Kiymaz, President, Women for Women’s Human Rights - New Ways, and Women’s Major Group

Luis Miguel Etchevehere, President, Sociedad Rural Argentina (SRA), and Farmers' Major Group

Verity McGivern, HelpAge International, and Stakeholder Group on Ageing

Louise Kantrow, Permanent Representative to the UN, International Chamber of Commerce, and Business and Industry Major Group

Katarina Popovic, Secretary General, International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), and Education and Academia Stakeholder Group

Roberto Bissio, Social Watch, and Financing for Development Civil Society Group

Moderator Naiara Costa, Together 2030

José Maria Viera, International Disability Alliance, and Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities

Jan Van Zanen, Mayor of Utrecht, President of the Association of Dutch Municipalities, and Local Authorities Major Group

James O'Brien, Volunteer Groups

 Rosalea Hamilton, Founder and President, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Technology, Jamaica, and NGO Major Group

Keikabile Mogodu, Indigenous Peoples Major Group

Saúl Zenteno Bueno, President, Fundación Manatí para el Fomento de la Ciudadanía, and Major Group for Children and Youth

John Patrick Ngoyi, World Vision, on behalf of Together 2030

Around the Venue

Delegates between sessions

Representatives of the Women's Major Group gather to respect, protect, and promote the work done by women's human rights defenders

Around the UN Headquarters

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