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STATEMENTS

9 July

Morning Session 

Opening of the Segment

  • Opening statement by H.E. Mr. Alexandru Cujba, Vice-President of ECOSOC (Key objectives of the segment)
  • Opening statement by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Introduction of the reports of the Secretary-General)

Interactive plenary: “National ownership and leadership; and capacity development: have they become a reality?

Chairperson:  H.E. Mr. Alexandru Cujba, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Moderator: Prof. Solita Monsod, Professor of Economics and former Secretary for Socio-Economic Planning, Philippines

Presenters:    

  • Dr. Servacius B. Likwelile, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Tanzania
  • H.E. Mr. Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia

Afternoon Session

    Dialogue session: “Country-level capacity: is the UN system equipped to respond to the needs and priorities of the programme countries?”

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Alexandru Cujba, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Moderator: Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director, Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Panelists:      

Special presentation: Outcome of the “High-level Tripartite Conference on Delivering as One:  Lessons learned from country-led evaluations and the way forward”  

Chairperson/Moderator: H.E. Mr. Alexandru Cujba, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Speakers:   

  • Mr. Ho Quang Minh, Director General, Foreign Economic Relations Department and Mr. Dao Xuan Quang, Principal Officer, Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam
  • Dr. Servacius B. Likwelile, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Tanzania

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12 July

Morning Session

Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Mr. Alexandru Cujba, Vice-President of ECOSOC (Summary of key points of Day 1)

Interactive plenary: Dialogue with the Executive Heads of the UN funds and programmes

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Alexandru Cujba, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Moderator: Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA

Panelists:

  • Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP
    “Accelerating progress towards the achievement of the MDGs through
     delivering as one at country level.”
  • Ms. Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA
    “Partnerships with United Nations organizations and other development actors: strategies, mechanisms, value added, and sustainability”
  • Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
    “Reaching the MDGs with equity” (presentation)
  • Mr. Ramiro Lopes da Silva, Deputy Executive Director, External Relations Department, WFP 
    “Efficiency, Modern Business Practices and Management for MDG Results”
Afternoon Session

Interactive plenary: “Funding of UN operational activities for development: challenges and best practices at the country level ”

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Alexandru Cujba, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Moderator: H.E. Mr. Román Oyarzun Marchesi, Ambassador, Deputy
Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations

Speakers:

First respondent: Mr. Ho Quang Minh, Director General, Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam

General debate:

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13 July

General debate:

Closing of the Segment:

Closing statement by H.E. Mr. Alexandru Cujba, Vice-President of ECOSOC

FROM GLOBAL COMMITMENT TO NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION