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COORDINATION SEGMENT STATEMENTS

Monday, 7 July 2008

 3 - 4 p.m.

Opening of the Coordination Segment

Theme: “The role of the United Nations system in implementing the ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the substantive session of 2007 of the Council” [4]

  • Opening statement by H.E. Mr. Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima ( Cape Verde ), Vice- President of the Economic and Social Council
  • Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General on the theme of the coordination segment ( E/2008/21 )
  • Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant-Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs

4 - 6 p.m.

Panel discussion on the theme “Working towards food security: The United Nations system approach”

  • Chair: H.E. Mr. Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima ( Cape Verde ), Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council
  • Moderator: Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant-Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs
  • Panellists: Mr. John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Mr. Christopher Delgado, Adviser, Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank
  • Ms. Julia Howard, Executive Director, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
  • Mr. Themba N. Masuku, Director, FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations
  • Mr. Allan Jury, Director, Division of External Relations, World Food Programme

Tuesday, 8 July 2008  

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Panel discussion on the theme “Rural development and the challenges of social welfare: A country-level perspective”

  • Chairman: H .E. Mr. Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima ( Cape Verde ), Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council
  • Panellists: Mr. Bunmi Makinwa, Director, Africa Division, UNFPA
  • Mr. Allan Jury, Director, Division of External Relations, WFP

General discussion  

3 - 6 p.m.

Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General on “The role of the ECOSOC in the integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and summits, in light of General Assembly relevant resolutions, including resolution 61/16”

  • Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant-Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs

General debate

Round table discussion on “The role of the Economic and Social Council in addressing violence against women in all its forms and manifestations: A dialogue with the chairpersons of the functional commissions”

Wednesday, 9 July

 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Round table discussion on the theme “Coherence: strengthening the normative and operational link in the work of the UN on rural employment”

Panelists:

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