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HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT OF ECOSOC
6-9 JULY 2009
GENEVA

STATEMENTS

Webcast

Monday, 6 July: Morning session (Opening of the High-level Segment)

Monday, 6 July: Afternoon session

  • High-level policy dialogue with the international financial and trade institutions on current developments in the world economy
  • Presentation on Global Jobs Pact
  • Partnerships in health – lessons from multi-stakeholder initiatives

Tuesday, 7 July: Morning session

  • Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General on the Annual Ministerial Review
  • National presentations: Bolivia; China

Tuesday, 7 July: Afternoon session

  • National presentations (continued): Japan; Jamaica; Mali

Wednesday, 8 July: Morning session

  • National presentations (continued): Sri Lanka; Sudan
  • Special event on Africa and LDCs

Wednesday, 8 July: Afternoon session

  • Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General on the thematic discussion: Current global and national trends and their impact on social development, including public health

Thursday, 9 July: Morning Session

  • General debate of the High-level Segment (parallel with thematic roundtable)
  • Thematic roundtable: Social trends and emerging challenges and their impact on public health: renewing our commitment to the vulnerable in a time of crisis

Thursday, 9 July: Afternoon Session

  • General debate of the High-level Segment (parallel with thematic roundtable)
  • Thematic roundtable: Trends in aid and aid effectiveness in the health sector
  • Adoption of the Ministerial Declaration and closing of the High-level Segment
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Monday, 6 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

Opening of the High-level Segment
Opening addresses

Keynote addresses

Lead speaker 

Guest speakers

Policy messages from Annual Ministerial Review preparatory meetings 
Special Event Philanthropy and the global public health agenda, New York, 23 February 2009

South Asia Regional Meeting Financing strategies for health care, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 16-18 March 2009

Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting Promoting Health literacy, Beijing, China, 29-30 April 2009

Western Asia Regional Meeting Preventing and controlling non-communicable disease, Doha, Qatar, 10-11 May 2009

  • Abdullah bin Khalid Al-Qahtani, Minister of Health of Qatar (Arabic)

Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting Progress in reduction of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its interconnection with development, Jamaica, 5-6 June 2009

Africa Regional Meeting eHealth – use of information and communication technologies for health, Accra, Ghana, 10-11 June 2009

                                                           
Afternoon session (Back to Top)     

High-level policy dialogue with the international financial and trade institutions on current developments in the world economy

Presentation on Global Jobs Pact

Partnerships in health lessons from multi-stakeholder initiatives   

  • Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS
  • Philippe Douste-Blazy, Special Advisor on Innovative Financing for Development and Chair of the Board of UNITAID
  • Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Executive Director, Roll Back Malaria Partnership
  • Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership
  • Natalia Imbruglia, Spokesperson for the Campaign to End Fistula
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Tuesday, 7 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General on the Annual Ministerial Review

National presentations

Bolivia

China

Afternoon session (Back to Top)

National presentations

Japan

Jamaica

Mali

Wednesday, 8 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

National presentations

Sri Lanka

  • Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Public Administration and Internal Affairs and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning

Sudan

Special event on Africa and LDCs      

  • Sylvie Lucas, President of ECOSOC (Co-Chairs)
  • Cheick Sidi Diarra, Under-Secretary-General, Special Advisor on Africa & High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs, SIDSs
  • Daisy Mafubelu, Assistant Director-General, Family and Community Health, World Health Organization (Moderator)
  • Ponmek Dalaloy, Minister of Health, Laos
  • George Spia-Adjah Yankey, Minister of Health, Ghana
  • Klaus Leisinger, President and Executive Director, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
  • Francis Omaswa, Executive Director, African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation                          
  • Mike Boyd, Acting Director General, IFPMA
  • Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, the Global Fund  

Afternoon session (Back to Top)

Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General on the thematic discussion Current global and national trends and their impact on social development, including public health

General debate of the High-level Segment

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Thursday, 9 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

  • General debate of the High-level Segment (parallel with thematic roundtable)

Member States

Observer

Thematic roundtable Social trends and emerging challenges and their impact on public health: renewing our commitment to the vulnerable in a time of crisis

  • Sylvie Lucas, President of ECOSOC (Chair)
  • Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director, UN-Habitat (Moderator)
  • Richard Newfarmer, Special Representative of the World Bank to the UN and WTO, Geneva
  • Carissa Etienne, Assistant-Director-General, Health Systems and Services, WHO
  • Assane Diop, Executive Director, Social Protection and Employment, ILO
  • Alberto Palloni, Professor of Demography and International Studies Northwestern University 
  • Manuel Carballo, Executive Director, International Council on Migration and Health
  • Marcia Metcalfe, Global Manager, Microfinance and Health Protection Initiative, Freedom from Hunger (presentation)
  • Peter Waldorff, General Secretary, Public Service International
  • Janet Asherson, Advisor, Environment, Safety and Health, International Organization of Employers

Afternoon session (Back to Top                                   

  • General debate of the High-level Segment (parallel with thematic roundtable)

Thematic roundtable Trends in aid and aid effectiveness in the health sector

  • Sylvie Lucas, President of ECOSOC (Chair and moderator)
  • Olivier Kamitatu Etsu, Minister of Planning, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Anders Nordström, Director-General of Sida, Sweden
  • Eckhard Deutscher, Chair, OECD/DAC
  • Luis Riera Figueras, Director for Development Policy, Directorate General for Development and Relations with the ACP States, European Commission
  • Francisco Songane, former Minister of Health, Mozambique, former Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
  • Helen Evans, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Alliance
  • Marta Monteso Cullell, Coordinator, Action for Global Health
  • Adoption of the Ministerial Declaration and closing of the High-level Segment

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