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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 Tuesday, 21 September 2010

UNDP Corporate Site on the MDGs

National flags outside of the UN Headquarters.
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.
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
Monday, 20 September - Tuesday, 21 September - Wednesday, 22 September
Decent Work and the MDGs: Keeping the Promise
L-R: Yonnec Polet, Global Progressive Forum; Jane Stewart, Director, International Labour Organization; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Moderator Conny Reuter, Secretary General, SOLIDAR; Mira Said, Global Network; and Georgina Opoku Amankwah, ITUC - Africa Women’s Committee
Jane Stewart, Director, International Labour Organization
Moderator Conny Reuter, Secretary General, SOLIDAR
Mira Said, Global Network
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, ITUC
Participants listening to Mira Said’s presentation.

The Champions of Global Health
The dais during the session.
Bishop Thomas Bickerton
Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, France
Hala Basha-Gorani, CNN International correspondent
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Carol Nawina Nyirenda, Zambia
Bob Geldof, MDG Advocate and Advisor to the ONE Campaign
L-R: Imran Habib Ahmad, ENB; and Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
Participants during the session.

Scaling up Africa’s Infrastruture
Moderator Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the MDGs
Elham Ibrahim, African Union (AU) Commissioner on Infrastructure and Energy
Obiageli Ezekwesili, World Bank
A view of the room during the session.
Participants watched a movie on sound infrastructure.

Climate Vulnerability and its Impact on the MDGs
Participants during the side event on Climate and Vulnerability and Its Impacts on the MDGs.
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan
Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP
Dipu Moni, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

MDG Achievement Fund: Social Justice and the MDGs
L-R: Panelists Richard Morgan, UNICEF Director of Policy and Practice; Jagadish Chandra Pokharel, Vice-Chair of National Planning Commission- Government of Nepal; Charles Abugre, Deputy Director, Africa-UN Millennium Campaign; Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator; Ashok Bharti, Chairperson of National Confederation of Dalit Organizations (NACDOR), India; and Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Minister of Heritage, Ecuador
A view of the room during the session.
Panelists listening to the presentation of Naila Kabeer, Institute of Development Studies.

Focus Group on MDGs in Asia
L-R: Nila Moeloek, Special Envoy of the President for MDGs, Indonesia; Kasit Piromya, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP; and Seiji Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
L-R: Nila Moeloek, Special Envoy of the President for MDGs, Indonesia; Kasit Piromya, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB); Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); and Kiyoshi Kodera, Vice-President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Seiji Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
Nila Moeloek, Special Envoy of the President for MDGs, Indonesia
Noeleen Heyzer, ESCAP
Haruhiko Kuroda, President, ADB
Kasit Piromya, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand

Leading Group on Innovative Sources of Financing
L-R: Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD; Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Jordan; Bernard Kouchner, Foreign Minister, France; Seiji Maehara, Foreign Minister, Japan; Charles Michel, Minister for Development Cooperation, Belgium; and Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development
Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
Erik Solheim, Minister of Environment and International Development, Norway
Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Jordan; and Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development
Charles Michel, Minister for Development Cooperation, Belgium
Seiji Maehara, Foreign Minister, Japan
Participants during the session.

Leading Group on Innovative Sources of Financing
Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey; Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh; and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Prime Minister of Belgium Yves Leterme proposed an international currency transaction levy as a means to raise money for the LDCs.
Arjun Karki, LDC Watch, lamented that many financial commitments to the LDCs have not been honored.

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.

World Business and Development Awards
The 2010 World Business Development Awards are distributed to ten businesses who are fighting poverty and demonstrating business success.
Glenna Cabello de Daboin, Venezuela
Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, cited bad governance as a cause for the current economic crisis.
Helen Beck, Solomon Islands
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, delivered opening remarks on the role of business in development.
Martha Herrara, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility - CEMEX Mexico, received an award for her programme, which provides support to poor families for house construction materials.
Anant Kumar, President, LifeSpring Hospitals, received an award for his business model, which provides inexpensive medical care to women in India.
L-R: Samer Hajee and Julio De Souza, CEO and COO of Nuru Energy, respectively, were award recipients for a business centered on providing renewable light energy to people in Rwanda, Kenya and India.

Ending Energy Poverty: Towards Universal Access
Minoru Takada, UNDP
Heinz Fischer, President of Austria
Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Around the Summit
Glenna Cabello de Daboin, Venezuela
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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