Policy coherence for sustainable development

2017 HLPF Side Event


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Tuesday 18 July 2017, 3-6 pm, Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York

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This Side Event is co-organised by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the OECD. It will convene a high-level panel of representatives from governments, international organisations, civil society organisations and the business sector to discuss common challenges, share lessons and successes in policy and practice, with a specific focus on enhancing policy coherence for sustainable development in areas related to the theme of the HLPF 2017: “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". 

The event will be followed by an interactive learning session facilitated by Måns Nilsson (Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI) to familiarise government planners, desk officers and key stakeholders with the concept of interactions and how it can be applied in the context of national SDG implementation. 



3.00-3.05 Welcoming remarks by Mr. Doug Frantz, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD
3.05-3.10 Introduction by Ms. Ebba Dohlman, Senior Advisor for PCSD
3.10-3.20    Keynote remarks by Mr. Romain Schneider, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Panel discussion: How to address interconnected SDGs for eradicating poverty, while protecting the planet?


  • Mr. Doug Frantz, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD


  • Mr. Jaime Miranda, Vice-Minister for Development Co-operation, El Salvador
  • Ms. Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute
  • Mr. Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB Sweden
  • Mr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair of Southern Voice
  • Ms. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee

Commentator from UNDESA:

  • Ms. Marion Barthélémy, Director of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management

Q & A


Final remarks by Ms. Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


INTERACTIVE LEARNING SESSION (Facilitated by Mr. Måns Nilsson, Research Director, Stockholm Environment Institute)


Round of introductions by Mr. Ernesto Soria Morales, OECD                                                                                       

4.40-5.00 Introduction to the SDG interactions framework by Mr. Måns Nilsson, SEI

Learning exercise:

  • Interpreting SDG targets
  • Learning the scale
  • Assigning scores to sample interactions
5.40-5.50 Reporting back and discussion about scoring
5.50-6.00 Reflection and summing up





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