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HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT STATEMENTS

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Monday, 30 June: Morning session (Opening of the High-level Segment)

Monday, 30 June: Afternoon session

Tuesday, 1 July: Morning session

Tuesday, 1 July: Afternoon session

Wednesday, 2 July: Morning session

Wednesday, 2 July: Afternoon session

Thursday, 3 July: Morning Session

Thursday, 3 July: Afternoon Session

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Monday, 30 June (back to top)

Morning session  

Opening of the High-level Segment

Opening address

Address

  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations (statement delivered by Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General)

Keynote addresses on the theme “achieving sustainable development” followed by Q&A

High-Level Policy Dialogue with the international financial and trade institutions on current developments in the world economy (Trusteeship Council Chamber)

  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA
  • Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • Murilo Portugal, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Justin Lin, Chief Economist, World Bank
  • Valentine Rugwabiza, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization

Comments


Afternoon session (back to top)

Opening of the Development Cooperation Forum

  • Leo Mérorès, President of ECOSOC (English, French)
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations (statement delivered by Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General , UNDESA)

Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General

Keynote Q&A

“A new vision for development cooperation in the 21 st century”

  • Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid (English, French)


Development Cooperation Forum roundtables (parallel) (back to top)

A.  Identifying gaps and obstacles

“Allocating more aid: where should it go?”

  • Sambou Wagué, Secretary-General, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mali
  • Paul Collier, Professor and Director, Oxford University
  • Richard L. Greene, Deputy Director of Foreign Assistance, U.S. Department of State

B.  Reviewing trends and progress

“South-South and triangular development cooperation: what can development actors learn?”

  • Liu Guijin, Ambassador and Special Envoy on African Affairs, China
  • Karen Zelaya, Minister of International Cooperation, Honduras
  • Masato Watanabe, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

C.  Reviewing trends and progress

“How are civil society and new actors enhancing impact at the country-level?”

  • Kumi Naidoo, Chief Executive, CIVICUS
  • Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Shona Grant, Managing Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Peter Msola, Minister of Science, Technology and ICT of Tanzania

 
Tuesday, 1 July (back to top)

Morning session

Keynotes Q&A

“The changing landscape and dynamics of international development cooperation”

  • Trevor Manuel, Minister of Finance, South Africa and Special Envoy for the Doha Review Conference
  • Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD

Development Cooperation Forum roundtables

A.  Identifying gaps and obstacles

“Are capacities ready for more aid at the country-level?”

  • Gerard Niyibigira, President, Economic and Social Council of Burundi & former Minister of Finance
  • John Rwangombwa, Secretary-General and Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
  • Ingrid Hoven, Director-General, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

B.  Exchanging lessons learned

“How can development aid support national development strategies?”

  • Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine, Minister of Economy and Finance, Niger
  • Park Kang-ho, Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea
  • Bernard Petit, Deputy-Director-General for Development, European Commission

Afternoon session (back to top)

Development Cooperation Forum

Special presentation

“Key policy messages and recommendations of the Rome Stakeholder Forum”

  • Gerald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal and Chair of Montreal Metropolitan Community, Canada
  • Kumi Naidoo, Chief Executive, CIVICUS

Development Cooperation Forum roundtable

A. Identifying gaps and obstacles

“Aid effectiveness agenda: towards consensus at Accra and Doha”

  • Trevor Manuel, Minister of Finance, South Africa and Special Envoy for the Doha Review Conference
  • George Y. Gyan-Baffour, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana (via teleconference)
  • Eckhard Deutscher, Chair, OECD/DAC
  • Ramesh Singh, Chief Executive, Action Aid International

Closing of the Development Cooperation Forum

  • Concluding remarks by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General, UNDESA
  • Summary statement by Léo Mérorès, President of ECOSOC


General debate for the High-level Segment

Opening address

Introduction of the reports of the Secretary-General on the Annual Ministerial Review and the t hematic discussion


Member States

United Nations entities

Non-Governmental Organizations


Wednesday, 2 July (back to top)

Morning session

Annual Ministerial Review: National Presentations (ECOSOC Chamber)

  • Charles Michel, Minister for Development Cooperation, Belgium (presentation)
  • Paula Quintana, Minister of National Planning and Cooperation, Chile
  • Andrew Steer, Director General, Policy and Research, Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Peter Msola, Minister of Science, Technology and ICT of Tanzania


Afternoon session (back to top)

General debate for the High-Level Segment (concluded)

Member States


United Nations entities

Non-Governmental Organizations, Permanent Observers and other Intergovernmental Organizations with Observers Status


Annual Ministerial Review roundtable (back to top)

The role of ecosystem services in sustainable development

  • Jorge Mario Rodriguez, Director, National Forestry Financing Fund, Costa Rica
  • Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Hillary Masundire, Chair, Commission on Ecosystem Management, The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • Dane Gobin, Director General, Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, Guyana
  • Magnus Ngoile, Director General, National Environment Management Council, Tanzania
  • Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director, UN-HABITAT (Lead discussant)


Thursday, 3 July (back to top)

Morning session

Annual Ministerial Review: National Presentations

  • Bounkeut Sangsomsak, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lao PDR
  • Jean-Louis Schiltz, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxemburg
  • Nurlan Danenov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kazakhstan
  • Paavo Väyrynen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Finland


Afternoon session (back to top)

Thematic discussion: “Promoting an integrated approach to rural development in developing countries for poverty eradication and sustainable development, taking into account current challenges”

Panel discussions

A.  “Bioenergy, sustainable livelihoods and rural poor”

  • Alexander Mueller, Assistant Director-General, FAO
  • Sonja Vermeulen, Programme Director, International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Lionel Lopez, Director, Technoserve, Guatemala
  • Suzanne Hunt, Bioenergy Expert, Independent Consultant

B.  “Harnessing the current boom in agricultural commodities for poverty eradication and sustainable development: the case of small scale farmers”

  • Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi
  • Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Steven Schonberger, Lead Operations Officer in Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank
  • Sandra Polaski, Senior Associate and Director, Trade, Equity and Development, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • James Borel, Group Vice-President responsible for DuPont Crop Protection and Pioneer Hi-Bred
  • Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-Habitat

Adoption of the Ministerial Declaration

FROM GLOBAL COMMITMENT TO NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION