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STATEMENTS AND SUMMARIES

Tuesday, 10 July

Opening remarks

  • H.E. Ambassador Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council

Dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions on "Regional perspectives on Youth and Development"

Introduction of the Report by Ms. Rima Khalaf, Coordinator of the Regional Commissions

  • Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • Mr. Sven Alkalaj, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • Ms. Rima Khalaf, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia and current Coordinator of the Regional Commissions
  • Ms. Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Mr. Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General on the role of the United Nations system in implementing the ministerial declaration adopted by the Council at its high-level segment of 2011

Panel discussion on “Mobilizing partnerships for development, including in the field of education”

Chair:

  • H.E. Ambassador Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council

Moderator:

  • Mr. John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UN-Women

Panelists:

  • Mr. Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary General for Strategic Planning, Executive Office of the Secretary General, United Nations
  • Mr. Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General, UNESCO
  • Mr. Martin Mogwanja, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

Respondent:

  • Ms. Rebecca Winthrop, Director, Centre for Universal Education, Brookings Institution

Wednesday, 11 July

Panel discussion on “Addressing the challenges of the education/skills and job mismatch”

Chair:

  • H.E. Ambassador Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council

Moderator:

  • Ms. Sigrid Kaag, Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Panelists:

  • H.E. Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama, Counsellor of the American University in Cairo, and former Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt
  • Dr. Andreas König, Head of Section, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Labour Markets, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Germany (presentation)
  • Mr. Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Mr. Ron Bruder, Founder and Chairman, Education for Employment Foundation (presentation)

Respondents:

  • Ms. Christine Evans Klock, Director of the Skills and Employability Department, ILO
  • Mr. Philippe Kridelka, Director, UNESCO Liaison Office in New York

General debate on the role of the United Nations system in implementing the ministerial declaration adopted by the Council at its high-level segment of 2011

  • Presentation of the CEB annual overview report by Assistant Secretary-General Mr. Thomas Stelzer

Thursday, 12 July

Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development (item 6 (a))

Panel discussion on “Innovative Mechanisms of Financing for Development”

Chair:

  • H.E. Ambassador Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council

Panelists:

  • Dr. Syed. A. Samad, State Minister and Executive Chair, Board of Investments, Office of the Prime Minister, Bangladesh
  • Mr. Denis Broun, Executive Director, UNITAID
  • Mr. David O’Connor, Chief, Policy Analysis and Network Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Ms. Shari Spiegel, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Development Strategy and Policy Analysis Unit, Development Policy and Analysis Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

General debate on the Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development (item 6 (a))

Action on draft resolutions and conclusion of the segment

 

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