Highlights and images for 12 July 2018


On Thursday morning, HLPF 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York conducted thematic reviews on:

  • Implementing the SDGs: lessons from the regions; and
  • Perspectives of society: session organized with major groups and other stakeholders.

In the afternoon, the review of SDG implementation continued, with a session on SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).

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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Thematic Review
Implementing the SDGs: Lessons from the Regions

Jerry Matthews Matjila, Vice-President of ECOSOC, welcomed participants to the session

Vera Songwe, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

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

Kaveh Zahedi, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

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

Olga Algayerova, Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Tatyana Valovaya, Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)

Alma Sinumlag, Cordillera Women's Education and Action Research Center, and Asia-Pacific Civil Society Mechanism

Alastaire Sèna Alinsato, Benin

Patricio Aguirre, Chile

Abdullah Abu Shawesh, State of Palestine

Thematic Review:
Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies
Perspectives of Society: Session Organized with Major Groups and Other Stakeholders

View of the dais during the session

Jolly Amatya, Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)

Moderator Luisa Emilia Reyes Zuñiga, Co-Chair of the HLPF Coordination Mechanism, and Women's Major Group

Ruben Zondervan, Earth Systems Governance Project, and Science and Technology Major Group

Haydée Rodriguez, Unión de Cooperativas de Mujeres Productoras Las Brumas, and  Sendai Stakeholders

Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of Kitchener, Canada, and Local Authorities Major Group

Vitalice Meja, Reality of Aid Network Africa, and Financing for Development (FFD) Civil Society Group

Sandra Vermuyten, Major Group of Workers and Trade Unions

Verity McGivern, Stakeholder Group on Ageing

Katarina Popović, Education and Academia Stakeholder Group

Sarah Schönfeld, France

Aashish Khullar, MGCY

Review of SDG Implementation:
SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Delegates listen during the session

Inga Rhonda King, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Nur H. Rahayu, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia

Petra Bayr, Sustainable Development Committee, Parliament of Austria

Shashwat Sapkota, Statistics Division, UN DESA

Jane Nyakang’o, President, African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)

Moderator Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, UN DESA

Julius H. Cainglet, Federation of Free Workers, and Workers and Trade Unions Major Group

Amy Luers, Executive Director, Future Earth

Ulf Jaeckel, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germany, and 10YFP Board Member

İzzet Ari, Turkey

Annika Lindblom, Finland

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

Sabina Wakio Maghanga, Kenya

Around the Venue

Delegates between sessions

Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, speaks with a delegate

Delegates speak informally

A delegate reads the Earth Negotiations Bulletin to keep up to date with the meeting

An exhibition by the Alliance for Responsible Denim promotes sustainable consumption and production by reminding people to consume consciously