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SDG Live Day 1
SDG Live

United Nations Member States and leaders from civil society, business, UN System, specialized agencies, academia and other stakeholders are convening in New York from 10 to 19 July 2017 for the annual High-level Political Forum (HLPF) to review progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The Forum is the central UN platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, its theme this year is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. Several HLPF participants will take part in short #SDGLive interviews broadcast live from the UNTV studio on 13 and 18 July from 11am – 12:15pm to discuss some of the key questions raised at the Forum. Follow the discussions at http://webtv.un.org/

11:00 - 11:15am Citizen engagement and action for the SDGs

Moderator

  • Ms. Frances Simpson Allen, office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

Guests

  • Ms. Luisa Emilia Reyes Zuñiga, Co-Chair of the Major Groups and other Stakeholders HLPF Coordination Mechanism
  • Ms. Judith Rowland, Head of Advocacy, Global Citizen

11:20 - 11:35am Reaching the furthest behind first - practical approaches to leaving no one behind

Moderator

  • Ms. Minh-Thu Pham, Executive Director of Policy of United Nations Foundation.

Guests

  • Dr. Emem Omokaro, Executive Director, The Dave Omokaro Foundation
  • Ms. Nigussie Yetnebersh, Senior Inclusion Advisor, Light for the World
  • Ms. Joan Carling, former member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and currently the co-convenor of the indigenous peoples major group on sustainable development

11:40 - 11:55am Dealing with interlinkages between SDGs

Moderator

  • Ms. Minh-Thu Pham, Executive Director of Policy of United Nations Foundation.

Guests

  • H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations, co-chair of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs
  • Mr. Nikhil Seth, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, UNITAR

12:00 - 12:15pm Global Goals, Local Action

Moderator

  • Ms. Maruxa Cardama, Cities Alliance, Urban Adviser

Guests

  • Mr. Jan Van Zanen, Mayor of Utrecht, and President of VNG, the Association of Dutch Municipalities
  • Ms. Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner for International Affairs, NYC Mayors office
  • Ms. Silvia Muzila, Mayor of Francistown and Vice-President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities, Local Authorities Major Group