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Opening of HLS / Ministerial segment

Opening remarks:

  • H.E. Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of Economic and Social Council
  • H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly
  • Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Keynote speech about the state of the world

  • Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University

Main messages from first HLPF week: our starting point

  • Vice President of ECOSOC
Biographies
Mr. Jeffrey Sachs
Professor and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Mr. Jeffrey Sachs

Professor and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University

Professor Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. Professor Sachs served as the Director of the Earth Institute from 2002 to 2016. He was appointed University Professor at Columbia University in 2016, and also serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals, and previously advised both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is Director of both the Center for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Statements
Opening Remarks
H.E. Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of Economic and Social Council
Statements
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly
Presentations
Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University