Sponsors

ECOSOC

DESA

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Development Forum on Productive Employment and
Decent Work

8-9 May 2006

United Nations Headquarters - New York

STATEMENTS

 

Opening Ceremony

H. E. Mr. José A. Ocampo - UN Under-Secretary-General of DESA.

H. E. Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam - Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United nations and Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council, on behalf of H. E. Ali Hachani - President of ECOSOC for 2006

Mr. Thandika Mkandawire - Director, UNRISD

Prof. Prabhat Patnaik - Professor of Economics CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

 Prof. Diane Elson - Senior Scholar and Co-Director of Program on Gender Equality and the Economy, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College; (Power Point Presentation)

 

Panel 1: Macroeconomic policy and employment generation

  H.E. Mr. Dalius Cekuolis - Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations.

  Prof. Michael Piore - Professor of Economics, MIT;

  Prof. Gerald Epstein - Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts; (Power Point Presentation)

  Prof. Diane Elson - Senior Scholar and Co-Director of Program on Gender Equality and the Economy, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College


Panel 2: The effects of structural reform on employment  

  H.E Mr. Gunter Pleuger - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations

  Mr. Rolph Van Der Hoeven -  Manager of the Technical Secretariat of World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, ILO; (Power Point Presentation)

  Prof. Prabhat Patnaik - Professor of Economics CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

  Prof. Robert Boyer - Economist CEPREMAP

 

Panel 3: Labour market flexibility and decent work

  H.E. Mr. Aminu Bashir Wali - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations

  Prof. Robert Boyer - Economist CEPREMAP; (Power Point Presentation)

  Ms. Carmen Pages - Senior Labor Market Economist, HDNSP, The World Bank; (Power Point Presentation)

  Mr. Gerry Rodgers - Director, the International Institute for Labour Studies, ILO; (Power Point Presentation)

  Mr. Haroon Bhorat - Director, the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU), School of Economics, University of Cape Town

 

Panel 4: "Formalizing the informal sector ?"

  H.E. Mr. Léo Mérorès - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations , Vice-President of ECOSOC

 Dr. Martha Chen - Coordinator of  WIEGO, John F. Kennedy School; (Power Point Presentation)

  Mr. Gerry Rodgers - Director, the International Institute for Labour Studies, ILO

 

Panel 5: Social protection options

  Ms. Judith Bahemuka - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations (Former Professor of Sociology, University of Kenya)

  Dr. Huck-Ju Kwon - Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Public Administration, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul; (Power Point Presentation)

  Mr. Thandika Mkandawire - Director, UNRISD

 

Panel 6: Generating employment

  Mr. Munir Akram - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations

  Prof. Azizur Khan - Visiting Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

  Mr. Anis Ahmad Dani - Social Policy Adviser, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (ESSD) Network, World Bank; (Power Point Presentation)

  Prof.  Prabhat Patnaik - Professor of Economics, CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

 

Closing Ceremony

  H.E. Mrs. María Ángela Holguín - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations

 H. E. Mr. José A. Ocampo - UN Under-Secretary-General of DESA.

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