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2 July - 10 JULY 2012
New York


Monday, 2 July: Morning session

Monday, 2 July: Afternoon session

Tuesday, 3 July: Morning session

Tuesday, 3 July: Afternoon session

Thursday, 5 July: Morning Session

Thursday, 5 July: Afternoon Session

Friday, 6 July: Morning Session

Friday, 6 July: Afternoon Session

Monday, 9 July: Morning/Afternoon Session


Monday, 2 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

Opening of the High-level Segment

  • Miloš Koterec, President, Economic and Social Council 
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the 66th Session of the General Assembly

Keynote addresses (Informal summary)

  • Sauli Niinisto, President of Finland
  • Juan Somavía, Director-General of the International Labour Organization
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Shah Haron, President of the International Organization of Employers
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation
  • Danielle Fong, Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder LightSail Energy

Policy messages from the Annual Ministerial Review preparatory meetings 

Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting - Kyoto, Japan, 7 December 2011

  • Joe Nakano, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

Africa Regional Meeting – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 25 March 2012

  • Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development

Latin America and Caribbean Regional Meeting – Montevideo, Uruguay – 27 April 2012

  • Eduardo Brenta, Minister of Labour and Social Security

Europe (Turkey) Presentation of National Consultation on Youth Employment in 11 European countries

  • Faruk Celik, Minister of Labour and Social Security

Policy message from the Partnerships event

  • David Arkless, President, Corporate and Government Affairs, Manpower Group

Annual Ministerial Review: National voluntary presentation

  • Algeria Abdelkader Messahel, African Affairs Minister (Informal summary)
  • Moderator: Conny Czymoch, Moderator, Phoenix television, Germany

Afternoon session (Back to Top)     

National voluntary presentations

  • Russia Vitaly Kolbanov, Department of Analyses and Prognosis of Health Development and Social and Labor Spheres, Ministry of Health and Social Development (Informal summary)
  • Brazil Mario Barbosa, Special Advisor to the Minister of Labour and Employment (Informal summary)
  • Moderator: Conny Czymoch, Moderator, Phoenix television, Germany

National voluntary presentations

  • Ecuador Fander Falconi, Minister of National Planning for Development (Informal summary)
  • Ukraine: Vasyl Nadraga, Deputy Minister for Social Policy (Informal summary)
  • Moderator: José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director, Employment Sector, ILO


Tuesday, 3 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

AMR ministerial breakfast roundtable on Workers with family responsibilities:
connecting child development and the decent work agenda hosted by UNICEF and ILO

AMR ministerial breakfast roundtable on The new ILO recommendations on social protection floors hosted by ILO

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

  • Sha Zukang, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA
  • Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Valentine Rugwabiza, Deputy Director-General, WTO
  • Hans Timmer, Director, Development Prospects Group, World Bank

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

  • Sha Zukang, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA

Report of the Committee for Development Policy

  • Frances Stewart, Chairperson of the Committee for Development Policy

Afternoon Session (Back to Top)

National voluntary presentations (Informal Summary)

  • Kenya John Munyes Kiyong’a, Minister of Labour
  • Mauritius K. S. Sukon, Human Resources Development Council
  • Qatar Saleh bin Mohammed Al Nabit, Secretary General for the General Secretariat for Development Planning
  • Moderator: Edward Carr, Associate Professor, Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina


Thursday, 5 July 2012 Development Cooperation Forum

Morning session (Back to Top)

Official welcome

1. Drivers of change: what is the future of development cooperation?
Presentation of the Secretary-General’s report to the 2012 DCF

  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Keynote addresses

  • Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia
  • Marie-Josée Jacobs, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxembourg
  • Nhlanhla Nene, Deputy Minister of Finance, South Africa
  • LI Baodong, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations
  • Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women

Interactive debate

  • Joanna Kerr, CEO, ActionAid International (moderator) Heikki Holmås, Minister of International Development, Norway
  • Supachai Panitchpakdi Secretary-General, UNCTAD

Afternoon session (Back to Top)

2. Where should development cooperation go and how can it unlock other resources?
Can development cooperation be made more equitable, efficient and strategic?

  • Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP,Chair, UNDG (moderator)
  • Somchith Inthamith, Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR
  • Jon Lomøy, Director, Development Cooperation Directorate, OECD
  • Lydia Alpizar Duran, Executive Director, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

How can development cooperation serve as a catalyst for other sources of development financing?

  • Pitchette Kampeta Sayinzoga, Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury, Rwanda (moderator)
  • Anne Sipiläinen, Under-Secretary of State, Development Policy and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
  • Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Jesse Griffiths, Director, EURODAD

3. Making accountability operational: practice and perspectives

Introductory remarks

  • Martin Dahinden, Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland
  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, DESA

Interactive debate
Strengthening capacity and political buy-in for mutual accountability

  • Sigrid Kaag, Assistant-Secretary-General, Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP (Moderator)
  • Oburu Oginga, Assistant Minister for Finance, Kenya
  • Gisela Hammerschmidt, Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Member of Parliament, Bangladesh
  • Meja Vitalice, Development Policy Analyst, Reality of Aid Africa

Thematic and regional workshops

Post-conflict countries and countries in vulnerable situations

  • Peter Moors, Director-General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Belgium (moderator)
  • Abdou Karim Meckassoua, Minister of Planning and Economy, Central African Republic
  • Elisabetta Belloni, Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
  • Maureen Quinn, Senior Advisor, international Peace Institute
  • Yoka Brandt, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Matthias Schmale, Under Secretary-General, National Society and Knowledge Development, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Mutual accountability and transparency in Africa: progress and challenges

  • Samura Kamara, Minister of Finance, Sierra Leone (Moderator)
  • Pacharo Ralph Jooma MP, Deputy Minister of Finance, Malawi
  • Olivier Kamitatu Etsu, Member of Parliament, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Collins Magalasi, Executive Director, AFRODAD
  • Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso, Director, African Monitor

Strengthening development cooperation in the Pacific: what can regional compacts contribute?

  • Feleti Teo, Deputy Secretary-General, Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (Moderator)
  • Amanda Ellis, Deputy Secretary International Development, Head of the New Zealand Aid Programme , Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand
  • Noumea Simi, Assistant CEO, Ministry of Finance, Samoa
  • Emele Duituturaga, Executive Director of Pacific Islands Association of non-governmental organizations (PIANGO)

Friday, 6 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

4. The lessons learned from South-South and triangular cooperation

Interactive debate
Good practices and lessons learned in South-South and triangular cooperation

  • Deborah Brautigam, Professor and Director of the International Development Programme, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, Washington D.C. (moderator)

(i) What can we learn from South-South cooperation?

  • Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia
  • Nguyen The Phuong, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam
  • Miles Sampa, Deputy Minister for Finance and National Planning, Zambia
  • Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • Special Remarks: H.E. Birama Sidibe, Vice President (Operations), Islamic Development Bank

(ii) Institutions for South-South development cooperation: emerging trends

  • Serdar Cam, President, Turkish International Development and Cooperation Agency
  • Masato Watanabe, Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Martin Rivero, Executive Director of the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation

5. Global Development cooperation: the evolving role of private philanthropic organisations and decentralized cooperation

Private philanthropic organizations

  • Ron Bruder, Chair and founder of Education for Employment (EFE) (Moderator)
  • Muna Abu Sulayman, Secretary-General, Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Iqbal Noor Ali, Senior Advisor, Aga Khan Development Network
  • Heather Grady, Vice President of Foundations Initiatives (VPFI), Rockefeller Foundation

Decentralized development cooperation

  • Gabriela Rosero, Technical Secretary for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration, Ecuador (Moderator)
  • Carles Llorens Vila, Director General for International Cooperation of the Government of Catalonia, Spain
  • Jürgen Nimptsch, Lord Mayor of Bonn
  • Anthony Egyir Aikins, Mayor of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Patricia Ayala, Intendente of the Uruguayan Department of Artigas, Uruguay
  • Berry Vrbanovich, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Co-Chair of the Decentralised Cooperation Committee of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Afternoon session (Back to Top   (Informal Summary)                                

6. Gearing global development cooperation towards sustainable development - where do we go from Rio+20?

Open forum

Moderated by:

  • Luis Alfonso de Alba, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Natio New York

With the participation of:

  • Sha Zukang, Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Juan Somavia, Director General, International Labour Organization
  • Jean-Baptiste Mattei, Director-General of Globalization, Development Partnerships, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
  • Roberto Bissio, Coordinator, Social Watch

7. Forging ahead: partnering for the future of development

Interactive debate

  • Bruce Jones, Director of the Center on International Cooperation, New York University (Moderator)
  • Kim Bong-hyun, Deputy Minister of Multilateral and Global Affairs, Republic of Korea
  • Rogelio Granguillhome, Executive Director of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation
  • Katsuji Imata, Acting Secretary General, CIVICUS
  • Talaat Abdel Malek, co-Chair, OECD/DAC Working Party on Aid Effectiveness and Economic Adviser to the Minister of International Co-operation, Egypt

Concluding remarks and summary statement

  • Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Miloš Koterec, President of ECOSOC


Monday, 9 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

Ministerial breakfast roundtable

Opening remarks

  • Miloš Koterec, President of ECOSOC
  • Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Yury Fedotov, Under-Secretary-General and Executive- Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Interactive dialogue I: Creating inclusive and cohesive societies: a multidisciplinary approach to combating corruption for development

Moderator: Dimitri Vlassis, Secretary, Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption and Chief, UNODC Corruption and Economic Crime Branch


  • Abdeladim el Guerrouj, Minister of the Public Service and Modernization of Administration, President of the Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention of Corruption, Kingdom of Morocco
  • Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP
  • Abdul Tejan-Cole, Open Society Foundation Africa Regional Director and former Commissioner of Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Martin Kreutner, Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Academy International Transition Team and Executive Secretary to the Provisional Commission, Austria

Interactive dialogue II: Shared roles and responsibilities: developing innovative partnerships for comprehensive action against corruption

Moderator: Rico Hizon, Anchor, BBC Newsday and Asia Business Report


  • Sergei Dubik, Head, Personnel and State Service Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation (tbc)
  • Abigail Benzadon Cohen, Executive Secretary, National Council for Transparency and Anti-Corruption, Panama
  • Janamitra Devan, Vice-President, Financial and Private Sector Development, , World Bank
  • Elaine Dezenski, Senior Director, Centre for Business Engagement, World Economic Forum

Afternoon session (Back to Top) (Informal Summary)

Closing remarks

  • Yury Fedotov, Under-Secretary-General and Executive- Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Miloš Koterec, President of ECOSOC

Thematic roundtable

  • Rico Hizon, Presenter, Asia Business Report, BBC World News (Moderator)
  • Syed A. Samad, State Minister and Chair, Privatization Commission, Bangladesh (tbc)
  • Navi Pillay, High Commissoner, OHCHR
  • Martin Rama, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank
  • Stephen Pursey, Director, Department of Policy Integration International Labour Organization

Closing remarks (Informal Summary)

  • Sha Zukang, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
  • Miloš Koterec, President of ECOSOC