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High-level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly:
“MDG Summit”

20-22 September 2010 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

Summary Highlights of the Summit

UNDP Corporate Site on the MDGs

L-R: Helen Clark, UNDP; Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General; Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of Colombia; and Choummaly Sayasone, President of Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos, during the event on “Turning the Evidence into Practice”
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Monday, 20 September - Tuesday, 21 September - Wednesday, 22 September
Highlighst for Wednesday, 22 September 2010
MDG SummitIt was hard to avoid running into a prime minister, president, secretary-general, executive secretary, or aging rock star on Wednesday, as the MDG Summit came to a close in a flurry of high-level events. Participants knuckled down to address the high-level panel of biodiversity, and events launching the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, and Inclusive Growth and Employment, all of which garnered significant attention. Numerous side events convened in the UN buildings and around New York, of which IISD attended 11.

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Turning Evidence into Practice
Choummaly Sayasone, President of Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Ib Petersen, State Secretary for Development Policy, Denmark
Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of Colombia
Amira Elfadil Mohamed Elfadil, Minister of Welfare and Social Security, Sudan.
Gilbert Houngbo, Prime Minister of Togo
Olubanke King-Akerele, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liberia
Sheikha Hassa Al Thani, Qatar
L-R: Helen Clark, UNDP, and Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of Colombia
L-R: Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of Colombia, and Choummaly Sayasone, President of Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos

Highlighst for Tuesday, 21 September 2010
MDG SummitThe MDG Summit continued on Tuesday with two plenaries and two high-level roundtables on promoting sustainable development and emerging MDG issues, as well as dozens of side and partnership events. IISD-RS was there to report on 12 of these events, including on infrastructure in Africa, corruption, climate vulnerability, least developed countries (LDCs), innovative financing, and the role of trade unions, the highlights of which are presented below.

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The MDGs and Anti-Corruption
L-R: Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, UNDP; Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International; Richard Boucher, Deputy Secretary General, OECD; and Selim Jahan, UNDP
Selim Jahan, UNDP
Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, UNDP
Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International
L-R: Gregory Adams, Oxfam America; Galina Mikhlin-Oliver, World Bank; Minar Pimple, UN Millennium Campaign; and John Rwangombwa, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
Galina Mikhlin-Oliver, World Bank
Gregory Adams, Oxfam America
Ilari Rantakari, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
Harlan Cohen, IUCN Harlan Cohen, IUCN Harlan Cohen, IUCN Harlan Cohen, IUCN
Participants during the discussion.
Participants during the session.

Highlighst for Monday, 20 September 2010
MDG SummitTraffic chaos greeted New Yorkers Monday morning as the MDG Summit closed a dozen streets in East Manhattan. Thousands of participants streamed into dozens of side events and partnership events. Nearly 140 Heads of State and Government simultaneously attended day-long plenary sessions in the General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters and high-level roundtables on: health and education; and poverty, hunger, and gender equality. IISD-RS was there to report on eight of the side and partnership events, the highlights of which are presented below.

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Smarter Partnerships in a Complex World: The Potential of MDG 8
Sub-session on: Looking Back: Highly Effective Partnerships and their Contributions to the MDGs
EU huddle
L-R: Kemoko Touré, Director General of the Chamber of Mines, Guinea; Emilia Pires, Minister of Finance, Timor Leste; José Antonio Fares, Superintendent of SESI Parana; Talaat Abdel-Malek, Co-Chair of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, Egypt; Marielza Oliveira, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Francesco Pisano, UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (OSAT)
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Emilia Pires, Minister of Finance, Timor Leste
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José Antonio Fares, Superintendent of SESI Parana
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Talaat Abdel-Malek, Co-Chair of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, Egypt
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Marielza Oliveira, UNITAR
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Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Francesco Pisano, UNITAR-UNOSAT
Sub-session on: Looking Forward: High Potential New Partnerships for MDG Achievement
EU huddle
L-R: Kemoko Touré, Director General of the Chamber of Mines, Guinea; Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Democratic Governance Practice Leader, UNDP; Moderator Stephen Groff, OECD; Leonard Ferrari, Provost and Executive Vice President, Naval Postgraduate School; and George Kell, Head of UN Global Compact
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Kemoko Touré, Director General of the Chamber of Mines, Guinea
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Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Democratic Governance Practice Leader, UNDP
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Leonard Ferrari, Provost and Executive Vice President, Naval Postgraduate School
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Georg Kell, Head of UN Global Compact
Moderator Stephen Groff, OECD
Moderator Stephen Groff, OECD
Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
EU huddle
Participants during the session.

Your IISD team at the MDG Summit 2010. L-R: Melanie Ashton, Writer, Australia; Alexandra Conliffe, Ph.D., Writer, Canada; Liz Willetts, Writer, US; Imran Habib Ahmad, Writer, Pakistan; Aaron Leopold, Team Leader, US; IISD President Franz Tattenbach, Costa Rica; Kate Louw, Writer, South Africa; Dorothy Wanja Nyingi, Ph.D., Writer, Kenya; and Diego Noguera, Digital Editor, Colombia (who can be seen reflected in the window).
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
Monday, 20 September - Tuesday, 21 September - Wednesday, 22 September
Related Links
Summit resources
*Summit web site
*Summit programme
*Summit documents
*Summit statements
*“Zero draft” of possible Summit outcome

General resources
*Report of the Secretary General: Keeping the promise: a forward-looking review to promote an agreed action agenda to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015
*MDG Report 2010
*2010 MDG Gap Task Force Presentation
*What will it take to achieve the MDGs? – An Internal Assessment
*Unlocking progress: MDG acceleration on the road to 2015

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the High-Level Meeting on Africa’s Development Needs, High-Level Event on the Millennium Development Goals, and other related events, 22-25 September 2008, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS listservers and other information services
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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