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10th, 11th and 14th July 2008


  • H.E. Ambassador Andrei Dapkiunas, Vice President of ECOSOC, New York, 10 July 2008 - Introduction on the work programme and key objectives of the segment
  • Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, New York, 10 July 2008, Keynote address and introduction of the reports of the Secretary-General

Thematic panel on “The UN system in a changing aid environment: implications and comparative advantages”, 10 July 2008

  • H.E. Francis K. Butagira, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uganda to the United Nations
  • Mr. Aiichiro Yamamoto, Resident Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), USA
  • Ms. Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA
  • Mr. Bruce Jenks, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Partnerships Bureau, UNDP

Panel on “Strengthening United Nations development system's responsiveness to the different needs of programme countries”, 10 July 2008

  • H.E. Mr. Jose Luis Gutteres, Vice Prime-Minister, Timor-Leste
  • H. E. Mr. Henrique Banze, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mozambique
  • H.E. Mr. Rodolfo Pastor Fasquelle, Coordinator of the Social Cabinet and Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports, Honduras
  • Mr. Jan Vandemoortele, Senior Advisor on Policy, Division on Policy and Practice, UNICEF (Former Resident Coordinator in Pakistan)

Dialogue with Executive Heads of UN funds and programmes on “Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals in the context of current challenges”, 11 July 2008

  • Mr. Kemal Dervis, Administrator, UNDP
  • Ms. Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Ms. Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA
  • Mr. John Powell, Deputy Executive Director, WFP


  • Progress in the implementation of General Assembly resolution
    62/208 on the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational
    activities for development of the United Nations system ( E/2008/L.12 )

Informal Summaries:

Operational Activities Segment 2008