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The United Nations High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) met from 26 June to 8 July 2015. The theme of this third session -- the second under the auspices of ECOSOC – was “Strengthening integration, implementation and review – the HLPF after 2015”.

The forum met as the UN negotiations to elaborate the post-2015 development agenda are reaching their final stage. It advanced the discussion on the agenda’s implementation and review and reflected on how the HLPF could organize its work once it starts to review implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2016. A key message of the meeting was that we must urgently get started on the implementation of the ambitious and transformative development agenda world leaders will adopt at the September Summit. “Early starters” explained how they are preparing for the SDGs. Participants discussed integrated planning and the policy implications of “Leaving no one behind”. They also debated how communication can accelerate implementation, how to mobilize business and civil society, and how to put finance and technology at the service of sustainable development – an issue also addressed in the Addis Ababa conference on financing for development. On reviewing progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, the meeting concurred that reviews should be universal, voluntary, State-led, focus on exchanging experiences. It reaffirmed the central role of the HLPF, at the apex of a review architecture engaging regional organizations and many UN and other platforms. The HLPF is expected to conduct national reviews of implementation and thematic reviews of progress in specific areas starting from 2016.

Many ideas also emerged on how the HLPF could organize its work after 2016, and deliver on its mandates to review SDGs progress; promote implementation of the post-2015 development agenda and conferences on SIDS and other special situation countries; address new and emerging issues and strengthen the science policy interface.

The forum adopted the Ministerial Declaration. The highlights of the meeting will be reflected in a summary by the President of ECOSOC.

The below Interactive Programme provides details about programme, panelists and their short bios (click on the links to expand bios) , statements made during the sessions, recorded web-cast sessions, background notes and other relevant documentation.

Friday, 26 June 2015
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Adoption of the provisional agenda of the HLPF

10:10 AM - 10:45 AM
Opening plenary

Remarks by
H.E. Mr. Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC

H.E. Mr Rudolf Hundstorfer, Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Austria

Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs

Mr. Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG, Turkey

Representatives from major groups and other stakeholders:
Ms Frances Zainoeddin, Member of Gray Panthers NYC

Mr Hirotaka Koike, Japan Youth Platform for Post-2015

Webcast
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Statements
Group of 77 and China

H.E. Mr. Martin Sajdik, President of ECOSOC

H.E. Mr Rudolf Hundstorfer, Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Austria

Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
“Shaping the world for 2030: From vision to transformative action”

Where do we stand in formulating an ambitious and transformative post-2015 development agenda? How can we resolve outstanding issues?

Background papers
Keynote
H.E. Mr. David Donoghue (Keynote), Irelands’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Co-Facilitator of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda

Moderator
Mr. Henry Bonsu, International Broadcaster, Ghana

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Gomez Robledo, Deputy Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Mexico

H.E. Mr. David Donoghue, Irelands’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Co-Facilitator of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda

Mr Mayacine Camara, Director, Department of Planning and Economic Policies, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning of Senegal, and

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

Lead discussants
Mr Marwan Bishtawi, Pax Romana (Major Group for Children and Youth)

Webcast
HLPF 2015 - 1st meeting (Engli...
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
“The role of business in implementation”

How will the business sector support the implementation of the SDGs through its activities and through partnerships?

Background papers
Keynote
H.E. Mr. Martin Sajdik (Keynote), President of ECOSOC

Moderator
Ms. Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning

Panelists
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman, Foundation for the Global Compact

Mr. Toshio Arima, Director and Executive Adviser to the Board, Fuji Xerox, Japan

Mr Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever, UK

H.E. Mr. Jean-Francis R. Zinsou, Permanent Representative of Benin to the UN

Ms. Annika Lindblom, Director for International Sustainable Development, Ministry of the Environment of Finland

Lead discussants
Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO

Mr Diego Azzi, ITUC – International Trade Union Confederation, Brazil

Webcast
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Monday, 29 June 2015
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Morning meeting with representatives of social and natural sciences “How science can inform policy making”

Webcast
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Statements
Asia Pacific Regional CSOs Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM)

CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE)

Science Informing Policy Making

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
“Supporting national action through HLPF outcomes”

What will be the most critical challenges for implementing the SDGs and how can the HLPF help countries address them?

Background papers
Moderator
Ms Aisa Kirabo , UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director and former Mayor of Kigali

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Pio Wennubst, Ambassador and Deputy Director, Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation

H.E. Mr. Gustavo Adolfo Meza-Cuadra Velasquez, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations and Chair of ECLAC

Mr Manish Bapna, Managing Director, World Resource Institute

Lead discussants
Ms Evelyn Ugbe, Women Environmental Program, Nigeria

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
“Keeping science involved in SDG implementation”

How can the HLPF most effectively engage with scientists in guiding its work? How can science contribute to the implementation and follow-up and review of the post-2015 agenda?

Background papers
Remarks by
Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Moderator
Dr. Paul Shrivastava, Executive Director of the Future Earth Secretariat

Panelists
Dr. Luiz Augusto Galvão, Head of the Special Program on Sustainable Development and Health Equity at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Ms. Maria Ivanova, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston, Member of the Secretary-General's Science Advisory Board

H.E. Mr. Gabriel Vallejo López, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia

Dr. Lucilla Spini, Head of Science Programmes, International Council for Science

Webcast
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Statements
European Union

Sustainable World Initiative

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
“The Global Sustainable Development Report as a bridge between the SDGs and the scientific communities”

How can the Global Sustainable Development Report best support the HLPF in its function to guide the implementation of the post-2015 agenda? Should it focus on reviewing progress in specific areas or across the agenda? Should it help in identifying new issues?

Background papers
Moderator
Mr. Patrick Paul Walsh, Chair of International Development Studies in University College Dublin, Ireland and SDSN, New York

Panelists
Mr. Colglazier, E. William , Visiting scientist, Centre for Science Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dr. Lucilla Spini, Head of Science Programmes, International Council for Science

Statements
European Union

South Africa

Switzerland

GSDR as Bridge between SDGs and Scientific Communities

Tuesday, 30 June 2015
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Morning meeting with representatives of major groups and other stakeholders “Reinforcing major groups and other stakeholders’ participation”

Webcast
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Statements
Major Group: Farmers

Major Group: NGOs

Major Group: Women

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
“Changing approaches to policy making: the role of the SDGs”

Do we know how to integrate the SDGs into planning and policy making at all levels, balancing economic, social and environmental dimensions? How can we best learn from one another in this regard?

Background papers
Moderator
Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Chair of Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Karel J. G. van Oosterom , Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN, and past Chairperson of ECE Executive Committee

Mr. Patrick Birungi, Director at the National Planning Authority, Ministry of Planning, Finance and Economic Authority, Uganda

Ms Jaroslava Jermanova, Vice-President of the Parliament, Czech Republic

Lead discussants
Mr. Y. W. Junardy, President Commissioner, PT Rajawali Corpora and President, Global Compact Network Indonesia

Ms. Galina Angarova, Tebtebba, Russia/USA

Webcast
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Statements
Netherlands

South Africa

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
“Regional support to national action”

How can action at the regional level accelerate national implementation and facilitate review of progress?

Background papers
Moderator
Ms. Ximena Ponce, Member of Parliament, former Minister for Economic and Social Inclusion, Ecuador

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Vajra Narampanawa, Secretary, State Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka and Vice-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ashraf Rashed, Ambassador and Vice-Chairman of the African Peer Review Panel of Eminent Persons

Mr. Christian Brodhag, Professor Ecole des Mines Saint-Etienne France, Senior Expert for Francophonie Sustainable Development Institute, International Organisation of la Francophonie

Lead discussants
Mr Paul Ladd, Senior Policy Adviser Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP New York

Ms. Roula Majdalani, Director, Sustainable Development Policies Division, ESCWA

Webcast
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Statements
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

European Union

South Africa

Asia – Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2015

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM): its role in fostering the implementation of Sustainable development goals

Francophonie experience of peer review and outlook beyond 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
“The SAMOA Pathway: translating vision into action”

Are we on track to implement the commitments we made at the Samoa Conference on Small Island Developing States and to mobilize the necessary means of implementation?

Background papers
Moderator
H.E. Mr. Ronald Jean Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and SIDS Issues, Seychelles

Panelists
Dr. Azeema Adam, Governor of Maldives Monetary Authority

H.E. Mr. Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations

Mr. Andrew Downes, Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor, University Office of Planning and Development, Univ ersity of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Mr. Ben Glass, CEO, Altaeros Energies, Boston, USA

Lead discussants
Dr. Gustavo Fonseca, Director of Programs at the GEF

Dr. Florence Pignolet-Tardan, Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development- La Reunion - France

Webcast
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HLPF 2015 - 7th meeting (Engli...
Statements
Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM)

European Union

Group of 77 and China

Maldives

Pacific Small Island Developing States

South Africa

H.E. Mr. Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the UN

The SAMOA Pathway: Role of Higher Education in Translating Vision to Action in the Caribbean

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
“Reaching out to the world”. Communicating the agenda

How can the post-2015 development agenda be best communicated so as to inspire and engage all actors and harness creativity and innovation?

Background papers
Moderator
Ms. Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Francis Lorenzo, Ambassador and Honorary President of South South News, Dominican Republic

Mr. Grammenos Mastrojeni, Coordinator of environmentally sustainable development initiatives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy

Mr. Mitchell Toomey, Director of the Millennium Campaign

Mr David Droga, Advertising executive and the founder of Droga5, Australia

Lead discussants
Ms. Edie Lederer, Senior Correspondent at the Associated Press

Ms. Maria Melinda Ando, Senior Programme Officer for Publications, Communications and Advocacy, ARROW (Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women), Philippines

Ms. Mary - Jane Ncube, Transparency International Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

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How can the post-2015 development agenda be best communicated so as to inspire and engage all actors and harness creativity and innovation?

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
“Reaching out to the world”. Training and learning for sustainable development

Are institutions in charge of training and education ready and equipped to gear their programmes towards supporting the SDGs?

Background papers
Moderator
Mr. Jafar Javan, Director, UN System Staff College

Mr. Romain Murenzi, Former Rwandan Science Minister and Executive Director of The World Academy of Sciences

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Hans Winkler, Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria

Ms Marianne Beisheim, Senior Researcher, Global Issues Division at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Germany

Webcast
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Statements
South Africa

Training and Learning

Thursday, 2 July 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
“Sustainable consumption and production”

Is progress being made in implementing the 10 year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production and are we having an impact?

Background papers
Moderator
H.E. Ms. Maria Emma Mejia Velez, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the UN and Vice-President of ECOSOC

Panelists
Dr. Ulf D. Jaeckel, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Germany and Chair of the 10YFP Board

Ms. Carolina Tohá, Mayor of Santiago, Chile

Mr. Laszlo Borbely, President of the Committee for Foreign Policy in the Romanian Parliament

Lead discussants
Ms. Swati Shresth, Center for Grassroots Development and The Global Forest Coalition, India

Webcast
HLPF 2015 - 9th meeting (Engli...
Statements
Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Brazil

European Union

Russia

South Africa

Sustainable World Initiative

Switzerland

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
“Investing in the future we want: what will it require?”

What must we do differently to mobilize and allocate resources so as to realize the SDGs? What does the shared vision to “leave no one behind” imply in terms of financing for the new development agenda?

Background papers
Moderator
Mr. James Zhan, Director of Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Geir O. Pedersen, Co-Facilitator of the preparatory process for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

Mr. Hazem Fahmy, Ambassador, Secretary General, Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development

Adj. Professor Doctor Hildegard Lingnau, Senior Counsellor in the Development Cooperation Directorate of the OECD

Lead discussants
Mr. Stefano Prato, Society for International Development, Italy

Webcast
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Statements
Canada

South Africa

Strengthening integration, implementation and review – the HLPF after 2015

3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
“Tracking progress through existing mechanisms”

How can existing UN system platforms be best utilized to track progress on the implementation of the SDGs and how can the HLPF build on their work?

Background papers
Moderator
Mr. Thomas Gass (Moderator), UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs

Panelists
H.E. Ms. Gerda Verburg, Chair of the Committee on Food Security, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Rome-based agencies, Netherlands

Mr. Adam Bouloukos, Director of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Ms. Petra Bayr, Member of Parliament, Austria

Mr. Charles Radcliffe, Chief, Global Issues Section, OHCHR New York Office

Lead discussants
H.E. Mr. Caleb Otto, Permanent Representative of Palau to the UN and chair of the Pacific Island Forum

Ms. Louise Kantrow , International Chamber of Commerce, USA

Webcast
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Statements
Canada

Chile

Switzerland

A Brief Guide to the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Committee on World Food Security (CFS Brief)

Tracking Progress Through Existing Mechanisms

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Wrap-up session

Concluding remarks by the President of ECOSOC

Monday, 6 July 2015
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Opening plenary

Remarks by
H.E. Mr. Oh Joon (Republic of Korea), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN and Vice-President of ECOSOC

H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the General Assembly

Mr. Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General

Representatives from major groups and other stakeholders:
Mr. Vladimir Cuk, International Disability Alliance

Webcast
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Statements
H.E. Mr. Oh Joon (Republic of Korea), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN and Vice-President of ECOSOC

H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the General Assembly

Mr. Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General

10:15 AM - 10:50 AM
Launch of the MDG report by the Secretary-General

Remarks by
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

Respondents
Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General and Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University

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Statements
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM
Messages from the five-day segment of HLPF

Remarks by
H.E. Mr. Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN

H.E. Mr. Paul Seger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN

Ms. Rima Khalaf, Executive Secretary of ESCWA

Statements
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Jamaica

Switzerland

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning session- HLPF “A transformative integrated agenda: how can governments, societies and the UN rise to the challenge?”

How to make institutions more responsive, societies more inclusive and UN fit to implement the post-2015 development agenda?

Background papers
Moderator
Mr. Scott Vaughan, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development and Former Canadian Commissioner for the Environment and Sustainable Development

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

H.E. Mr. Salifou Dembélé, Minister for Youth, Professional Training and Employment, Burkina Faso

H.E. Ms. Lisel Alamilla, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Belize

Lead discussants
Mr. Joseph Severe, Union des Amis Socio Culturels d'Action en Developpement (UNASCSD), Haiti

Webcast
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HLPF 2015 - 11th meeting (Engl...
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Afternoon Session-HLPF “Thinking ahead: emerging issues that will matter in the future”

What are the major new trends decision-makers should pay attention to and what is science telling us about them?

Background papers
Keynote
H.E. Mr. Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan (on UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction)

Moderator
Ms Irene Khan , Director-General, International Development Law Organization

Panelists
H.E. Ms. Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter , Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Mr.Abdul Hamid Zakri, Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and Member of the UN Secretary General's Scientific Advisory Board

Mr. Alfred Kammer, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund

Lead discussants
Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP

Ms. Risnawati Utami, CBM, Indonesia

Webcast
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HLPF 2015 - 12th meeting (Engl...
Statements
Japan

Thinking ahead: Emerging Issues that will Shape the Future

Tuesday, 7 July 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning Session - HLPF “Communicating and implementing a universal agenda at home”

How can countries translate the post-2015 development agenda into national policies while maintaining its ambitious and integrated nature? How can we communicate the agenda so that it mobilizes all stakeholders including civil society and the business sector?

Background papers
Moderator
Ms. Laura Trevelyan, BBC anchor and correspondent

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Minister of Social Development, Costa Rica

H.E. Mr. Thomas Silberhom, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

H.E. Mr. Piotr Otawski, Deputy Minister of Environment, Poland

Mr. Jim Clarken, Executive Director of Oxfam Ireland

Lead discussants
H.E. Mr. Josko Klisović, Deputy Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia

Mr. Peter Davies, Wales Commissioner for Sustainable Futures

Ms. Brigitte Johanne Trauernicht-Jordan, Vice-President, SOS Children's Villages International, Austria

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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Afternoon Session - HLPF

“Our HLPF in the next 15 years”

Background papers
Keynote
H.E. Ms. Oyun Sanjaasuren, President of the United Nations Environment Assembly and Member of the Parliament of Mongolia

Moderator
H.E. Mr. Oh Joon, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN and Vice-President of ECOSOC

Panelists
H.E. Mr. Tun Tun Naing , Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development, Myanmar

Mr. M. Riaz Hamidullah, Director General, Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

Ms. Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Chair, Women In Parliaments Global Forum and former European Parliament Chair

Lead discussants
H.E. Mr. Pio Wennubst (Lead Discussant) , Assistant Director General, Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships, UN Women

Mr Daniel Lang, Head of Worldwide Customer Relations at Sutherland Global Services, Inc

Ms. Naiara Garcia da Costa Chaves, Beyond 2015, Brazil

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Statements
Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Beyond 2015

Canada

Czech Republic

Group of 7

South Africa

Switzerland

H.E. Ms. Oyun Sanjaasuren, President of the United Nations Environment Assembly and Member of the Parliament of Mongolia

H.E. Mr. Pio Wennubst, Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Debate of the High-level week

Introduction of SG Reports

Introduction of CDP report

Remarks by
Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Chair of the UN Committee on Development Policy

Statements
African Group

Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Bahrain

Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM)

Estonia

European Union

Finland

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development

Group of 15

Group of 77 and China

Honduras

Ireland

Italy

Pacific Small Island Developing States

Romania

Switzerland

Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Chair of the UN Committee on Development Policy

Wednesday, 8 July 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning Session – HLPF “Reviewing and monitoring progress: What have we learned and how can it advance implementation?”

How can the international community best review the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda, building on what has been done thus far? How can the HLPF conduct its reviews of implementation so that they truly benefit countries and boost implementation?

Background papers
Keynote
H.E. Ms. Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, Chairman Global Partnership for Education

Moderator
Mr Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA

Panelists
H.E. Ms. Faeqa Bent Saeed Essaleh, Minister of Social Affairs, Bahrain, Host of the 2nd Arab Forum on Sustainable Development

H.E. Mr. Mario Néstor Oporto, Former Minister of Education, Chair of the Commission of Communications and Information Technology of the Congress, Argentina

Mr. Joseph Moser, Secretary General, International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions

Lead discussants
H.E. Mr. Kodjo Menan, Permanent Representative of Togo to the UN

Mr. John Romano, TAP Network, USA

Webcast
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Canada

Kyrgyzstan

South Africa

Togo

Reviewing and monitoring progress: What have we learned and how can it advance implementation?

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Continuation of the General Debate of the High-level week

Webcast
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Statements
Australia

Botswana

Corporativa de Fundaciones, A.C.

Denmark

Egypt

France

India

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Iran

Israel

Kazakhstan

Lesotho

Libya

Major Group: Local Authorities

Major Group: NGOs

Nepal

Panama

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Afternoon Session – HLPF “Realizing the SDGs: Matching ambitions with commensurate means of implementation - resources, technology and capacities”

What must we do differently to mobilize and allocate resources so as to realize the SDGs? What does the shared vision to “leave no one behind” imply in terms of financing for the new development agenda?

Background papers
Moderator
Mr. Jos Verbeek, Adviser, Office of the World Bank Group President’s Special Envoy on Post 2015 Development Issues

Panelists
H.E. Ms. Endah Murniningtyas, Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia

H.E. Mr. Shin Dong-ik, Deputy-Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, Republic of Korea

H.E. Mr. Evgeny P. Velikhov, Member of the Academy of Science of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Association for Sciences Support, Honourable Secretary of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation

Mr Rolf Heuer, Director General, CERN

Lead discussants
Mr. Aldo Lale Demoz, Deputy Executive-Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Ms. Megan Arrowsmith Haddock, Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, USA

Webcast
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3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing of the HLPF

Keynote
H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Co-Facilitator of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations

Closing Remarks
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Khaled Khiari (Tunisia), Vice President of ECOSOC

Webcast
Closing of the HLPF - 2015
Statements
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Khaled Khiari (Tunisia), Vice President of ECOSOC