ECOSOC High-level Segment
29 June - 01 July 2005
New York

Roundtable dialogues on progress, challenges and opportunities for achieving the internationally agreed development goals

E/2005/CRP.6 and Add.1

Summary of the roundtable dialogues on progress, challenges and opportunities for achieving the internationally agreed development goals
29 June 2005  
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

1. Roundtable dialogue on the eradication of poverty and hunger

  • Chair: H.E. Mr. Gèrard Latortue, H.E. Prime Minister of Haiti
  • Lead Discussant: H.E. Mr. Armand De Decker, Minister of Development Cooperation, Belgium
  • Moderator: Mr. Jacques Diouf, Director-General of FAO; Ms. Charlotte Mclain-Nhalpo, South African Human Rights Commission/World Bank, Heads of Delegations
  • Organizers: FAO, IFAD, WFP
  • Background note

2. Roundtable dialogue on health

  • Chair: H.E. Ms. Carin Jamtin, Minister for Development Cooperation, Sweden
  • Other Discussants: H.E. Mr. Eugène Camara, Minister of Planning, Guinea ; Ms. Thorya Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA; Ms. Joy Phumaphi, Assistant Director-General for Family and Community Health, WHO; Dr. Victor Ortega, Deputy Director, UNAIDS New York Office; Mr. Steve Stedman, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General; Heads of Delegations
  • Organizers: WHO , UNFPA , UNAIDS
  • Background note

3. Roundtable dialogue on global partnerships and financing of the MDGs

  • Chair: Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan
  • Moderator: Mr. Carlos Fortin, Officer-in-Charge of UNCTAD ; Mr. Stephano Manservisi, Director-General for Trade, European Commission , Mr. José Luis Machinea, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; Ms. Eveline Herfkens, Executive Coordinator of the MDG Campaign, Heads of Delegations
  • Organizer: UNCTAD
  • Background note

4. Roundtable dialogue on building state capacity to meet the MDGs: human rights, governance, institutions and human resources

  • Chair: H.E. Ms. Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
  • Lead Discussant : Professor Anyang' Nyong'o, Minister of Planning and National Development, Kenya
  • Moderator: Mr. Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
  • Other discussants: Ms. Mehr Khan Williams, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prof. Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh, Heads of Delegations
  • Organizers: DESA/Division for Public Administration and Management and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Background note
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

5. Roundtable dialogue on Education and literacy

  • Chair: H.E. Mr. Datuk Mustapa Mohamed, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Malyasia
  • Lead Discussant: H.E. Mr. R.M. Ouedrago, Minister Basic Education and Literacy of Burkina Faso
  • Moderator: Mr. Peter Smith, Assistant Director General for Education, UNESCO
  • Other discussants: Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, President of the International Center for Research on Women, Mr. Magdi Mehani Amin, Egypt , Heads of Delegations
  • Organizers: UNESCO and UNICEF
  • Background note

6. Roundtable dialogue on gender equality and the empowerment of women

  • Chair: Ms. Rachel Mayanja, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women
  • Lead Discussant: H.E. Ms. Marcela del Mar Suazo Laitano, Minister in charge of the National Institute of Women of Honduras ; Mrs. Nilofar Bakhtiar, Adviser to the Prime Minister and In-charge for Women Development, Pakistan
  • Moderator: Ms and Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director, UNIFEM
  • Organizers: UNIFEM and DESA/Division for the Advancement of Women
  • Background note

7. Roundtable dialogue on environmental sustainability

  • Chair: H.E. Mr. Rogatien Biaou, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Benin
  • Other Discussants: Mme. Brigitte Girardin, Minister of Development Cooperation of France , Ms. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT and Mr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of UNEP, Heads of Delegations
  • Organizers: UNEP and UN-Habitat
  • Background note

8. Roundtable dialogue on national strategies to achieve the MDGs

  • Moderator: Mr. Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of UNDP
  • Discussants: H.E. Mr. Sidi Ould Didi, Minister of Economic Affairs and Development of Mauritania ; H.E. Ms. Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez, First Lady of the Dominican Republic ; Mr. Masood Ahmed, Director-General for Policy and International, Department for International Development, United Kingdom , Heads of Delegations
  • Organizer: UNDP
  • Background note