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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

Highlights for Monday, 20 September 2010

UNDP Corporate Site on the MDGs

View of the UN Headquarters.
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.
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
Monday, 20 September - Tuesday, 21 September - Wednesday, 22 September
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.

Domestic Resource Mobilization
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The dais during the session.
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Jean Ping, African Union Commission, addressed participants.
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Jean Ping, African Union Commission
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Ngozi Okonjo-iweala, World Bank Managing Director
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Helen Clark, UNDP
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Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
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The Millennium Development Goals: A Decade of Achievements and Challenges at the Regional Level
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L-R: Patrice Robineau, Senior Advisor to the Economic Commission for Europe; Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa; UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro; Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; Bader Omar Al Dafa, Executive Secretary, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia; and Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
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UN Under-Secretary-General Abdoulie Janneh (also Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa)
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UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro
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Abdoulie Janneh’s presentation
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Participants during the session.

Achieving the MDGs - Addressing Conflict, Fragility and Armed violence
EU huddle
Participants during the session.
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Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson, President of Liberia
Delegates farewell
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director, The World Bank Group
Alice Hicuburundi and Holger Martinsen
Mark Lyall Grant, UK Ambassador to the United Nations

Launch of two reports: 2010 Mutual Review of Development Effectivenes in Africa (UNECA/OECD) and Africa’s Cooperation with New and Emerging Development Partners (UN-OSAA)
EU huddle
L-R: Abdoulie Janneh, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECE); Ángel Gurría, OECD; Cheick Sidi Diarra, Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on Africa and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States; and Margaret Novicki, UN Department of Public Information
Harlan Cohen, IUCN
Abdoulie Janneh, UNECE
David Batt, OECD
Margaret Novicki, UN Department of Public Information
Harlan Cohen, IUCN Harlan Cohen, IUCN Harlan Cohen, IUCN Harlan Cohen, IUCN
Participants during the discussion.
Bob Geldof, political activist, listening to the panelists.
Participants during the session.

Localizing the MDGs
L-R: Macharia Kamau, Kenya; Karma Tshiteem, Secretary of the Gross National Happiness Commission, Bhutan; and Jerry Hultin, New York University (NYU)
L-R: David Morrison, Executive Secretary, UN Capital Development Fund; Leonardo Romeo, NYU; and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The African Network of Parliamentarians on MDGs
J. Jaiyeola Ajatta, House of Representatives, Nigeria, holding the deflated football of poverty

Ecosystems and Climate Change
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Participants posing with Gisele Bündchen (Brazil), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Participants group photo. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Participants posing with Gisele Bündchen (Brazil), UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III (center), CNN founder; and Gro Harlem Brundtland (right), former Prime Minister of Norway. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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L-R: Catarina Furtado (Portugal), UN Population Fund Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal Health; Paul Tergat (Kenya), UN World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador Against Hunger; Gisele Bündchen (Brazil), UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment; Edward Norton (US), UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity; and Anggun (Indonesia), UN Food and Agriculture Organization Goodwill Ambassador and MDG Champion. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III, CNN founder. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Veerle Vandeweerd, Director of the Environment and Energy Group, UNDP. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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Participants during the session. Photo Credit - Ryan McCune of PatrickMcMullan.com.
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L-R: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity; and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
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L-R: Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD; and Leonardo Rosario, Trowel Development Foundation

Around the Summit
Glenna Cabello de Daboin, Venezuela
The media outside the UN Headquarters.
Helen Beck, Solomon Islands
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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