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OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES SEGMENT OF ECOSOC
14 July - 18 JULY 2011
Geneva

STATEMENTS

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Thursday, 14 July

Opening

  • H.E. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel, Vice-President, ECOSOC “Maintaining the momentum in furthering system-wide coherence of the United Nations development system”
  • Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-agency Affairs, UNDESA “The need for fresh thinking on operational activities for development of the United Nations system”

Panel discussion
2012 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of the General Assembly “What are the expectations: issues, process and outcome?” (Informal summary)

Chair: H.E. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel, Vice-President, ECOSOC

Moderator: Jane Stewart, ILO Special Representative to the UN and Director, ILO Office for the UN, New York

Panellists:

  • Edward Sambili, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, Kenya
  • H.E. Thomas Gass, Ambassador of Switzerland to Nepal, facilitator of 2007 triennial comprehensive policy review of the GA
  • Susan McDade, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Uruguay

Friday, 15 July

Dialogue with Executive Heads of UN Funds and Programmes:
“Looking to the future of operational activities for development of Funds
and Programmes: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats” (Informal summary)

Moderator: H.E. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel, Vice-President, ECOSOC

Panellists:

Special update
“Progress of independent evaluation of delivering-as-one” (Informal summary)

Chair: H.E. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel, Vice-President, ECOSOC

Presenter: Lucien Back, Chief of the Secretariat to the Independent
Evaluation of Delivering-as-One, UNDESA

Panel discussion (Informal Summary)
“Strengthening the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator: role of
accountability frameworks, resources and results reporting”

Chair: H.E. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel, Vice-President, ECOSOC

Moderator: Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP

Branislav Lysak, Alternate Head of delegation of Slovakia

Panellists:

  • Jan Beagle, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS; Co-chair, UNDG
    Working Group on Resident Coordinator System Issues
  • James Rawley, UN Resident Coordinator, Egypt
  • Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Nepal

Monday, 18 July

Special dialogue
“How to define the concept of “critical mass” of core resources?”

Chair: H.E. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel, Vice-President, ECOSOC

Moderator: Douglas Lindores, International expert on development cooperation, former Senior-Vice President, Canadian International Development Agency

Panellists:

  • Christian Panneels, Head of Division, Multilateral and EU Programmes, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium
  • Sigrid Kaag, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator of the Partnerships Bureau, UNDP
  • Afshan Khan, Director, Public Sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Office, UNICEF

General debate:

Summary of key messages from the Operational Activities Segment and concluding remarks
H.E. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel, Vice-President, ECOSOC

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