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HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT OF ECOSOC
4 July - 8 JULY 2011
Geneva

STATEMENTS and INFORMAL SUMMARIES

Monday, 4 July: Morning session

Monday, 4 July: Afternoon session

Tuesday, 5 July: Morning session

Tuesday, 5 July: Afternoon session

Wednesday, 6 July: Morning session

Wednesday, 6 July: Afternoon session

Thursday, 7 July: Morning Session

Thursday, 7 July: Afternoon Session

Friday, 8 July: Morning Session

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Monday, 4 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

Messages from Geneva Students to the Economic and Social Council at the opening of the Annual Ministerial Review

Opening of the High-level Segment

Keynote addresses

  • Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom
  • Simon Willis, Global Vice President, CISCO
  • Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO
  • Juliana Rotich, Executive Director and Founder, Ushahidi

Policy messages from the Annual Ministerial Review preparatory meetings 
Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to education

Western Asia Regional Meeting - Doha, Qatar, 9 December 2010

Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting - Chonburi, Thailand, 24 March 2011

Africa Regional Meeting - Lomé, Togo, 12 April 2011

Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12-13 May 2011

Special policy dialogue

Accelerating education for all (EFA): Mobilizing resources and partnerships

  • Erik Solheim, Minister of the Environment and Development Cooperation, Norway
  • Muhammad Nuh, Minister of National Education, Indonesia
  • Wendy Hawkins, Executive Director, Intel Foundation
  • Irina Bokova,  Director General of UNESCO (Moderator)

Afternoon session (Back to Top)     

Keynote address (Informal summary)

Special Face-to-Face debate (Informal summary)
Education, Human Rights and Conflict

National voluntary presentations
Malawi

 Germany

  • Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development State Secretary

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Tuesday, 5 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

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

  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA (Moderator)
  • Pascal Lamy, Director-General, WTO
  • Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD 
  • Zhu Min, Special Advisor to the Managing Director, IMF
  • Otaviano Canuto dos Santos Fihlo, Vice-President, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, World Bank

World Economic and Social Survey 2011
The Great Green Technological Transformation

  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA  

Special policy dialogue
Education for sustainable development

  • Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD 
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Afternoon Session (Back to Top)

General debate (Informal summary)

Reports of the Secretary-General to the AMR and thematic discussion

  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA

Report of the Committee for Development Policy

National voluntary presentations

Venezuela

Bangladesh

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Wednesday, 6 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

National voluntary presentation

Pakistan (Informal summary)

  • Nafisa Shah, Member National Assembly

Special panel discussion
Promoting sustained, inclusive and equitable growth for accelerating poverty eradication and achievement of the MDGs (Informal summary)

  • Zhu Min, Special Advisor to the Managing Director, IMF
  • Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary, UNESCAP
  • Cho Tae-yul, Ambassador for Development Cooperation, Republic of Korea
  • Frances Stewart, Director of Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE), University of Oxford
  • Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Afternoon session (Back to Top)

National voluntary presentation*
Turkey

  • Oğuz Demiralp, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations in Geneva

Mexico

  • Mario Chacón, General Director of International Relations of the Secretary of Public Education (SEP)

Qatar

  • Saad bin Ibrahim al-Mahmoud, Minister of Education

General debate (Informal summary)

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Thursday, 7 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

Special policy dialogue
Education challenges in Africa and LDCs

  • Sam K. Ongeri, Minister of Education, Kenya
  • V.K. Bunwaree, Minister of Education, Mauritius  
  • Kalidou Diallo, Minister of Education, Senegal
  • Essossimna Legzim-Balouki, Minister of Basic Education and Literacy, Togo
  • Elizabeth King, Director of Education, World Bank
  • Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN Special Adviser on Africa (Moderator)

Afternoon session (Back to Top                                   

Keynote address

  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations

National voluntary presentation

Mauritius

Belarus (Informal Summary)

  • Sergey Maskevich, Minister of Education

Senegal

  • Kalidou Diallo, Minister of Education
  • Kevin Watkins, Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (2011), UNESCO (Moderator)

General debate

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Friday, 8 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

Thematic roundtable (Informal Summary)
Education for the future – changing needs

  • Kevin Watkins, Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (2011), UNESCO (Moderator)
  • Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • Kentaro Toyama, Researcher, University of California, Berkeley

Case studies

  • Karin Jahr de Guerrero, Deputy Head Division of Education, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • The challenge to achieve education for all - Germany's approach
  • Álvaro Henzler, Director of Enseña Perú

Adoption of the Ministerial Declaration and closing of the High-level Segment  

FROM GLOBAL COMMITMENT TO NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION