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Second Committee

Side events

 

Date / Time Event

Friday, 15 Oct 2010
10 AM - 1 PM
ECO Chamber NLB

Panel discussion on the “Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs: Enhanced International Support and Smooth Transition of LDCs towards Graduation

Moderator:

  • Mr. Cheick Sidi Diarra, Special Adviser on Africa, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS

Keynote speaker:

  • H.E. Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Minister of Finance of Bangladesh

Panelists:

  • Prof. Patrick Guillaumont, CERDI, Université d'Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand 1), France
  • Mr. Pierre Encontre, UNCTAD Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes
  • H.E. Mr. Ahmed Naseem, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Maldives
  • Mr. Peter Thompson, Director for Development and Economic Partnership Agreements, Commission of the European Union, DG Trade

Friday, 22 Oct 2010
10 AM - 1 PM
ECO Chamber NLB

Panel discussion on "Follow-up to the outcome of the High-level Plenary Meeting relating to MDG 1, and an introduction to the Multidimensional Poverty Index"

Panelists:

  • Mr. Jomo K. Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Moderator)
  • Prof. James Foster, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010
3 PM - 6 PM
ECO Chamber NLB

Panel discussion on "Economic and other constraints faced by Small Island Developing States in the context of climate change"

Moderator:

  • Mr. David O'Connor, Chief, Policy Analysis and Networks Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Panelists:

  • Professor Franklin J. McDonald, Advisor and former Director, Institute for Sustainable Development, University of West Indies, Jamaica
  • Ms. Jocelyne Albert, Senior Regional Coordinator, Sustainable Development Department, Latin American and Caribbean Region, The World Bank
  • Mr. Isaac Anthony, Board Member, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, and Permanent Secretary/Director, Ministry of Finance, Saint Lucia
  • Ms. Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist, Development Finance and Inclusive Globalization, United Nations Development Programme

Friday, 29 Oct 2010
10 AM - 1 PM
ECO Chamber NLB

Event on “Advancing Sustainable Development: What Should Rio+20 Achieve? [ event summary ]

Moderator:

  • Mr. Muhammad Aslam Chaudhry, Chief, Global Policy Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Speakers:

  • Professor Rehman Sobhan, Center for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Soogil Young, Chairman, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Republic of Korea   [statement]   [presentation]
  • Professor Adil Najam, Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Global Public Policy, Boston University

 

[5 November 2010]