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Round table 4

Looking ahead: Increasing international financial and technical cooperation for development

(10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 December 2008, Al Majlis Auditorium)


  • H.E. Mr. Laurent Gbagbo, President of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Mr. Laszlo Varkonyi, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary


  • Mr. Olav Kjorven, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme


  • Mr. Bader Al-Dafa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
  • Mr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, President, Islamic Development Bank
  • Mr. Eckhard Deutscher, Chair, Development Assistance Committee, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Ms. Gargee Ghosh, Senior Program Officer for Development Finance & Policty, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Mr. Jean Ping, Chairperson, African Union Commission
  • Mr. Sam Worthington, President and Chief Executive Officer, InterAction


Comments were made and questions raised by the representatives of Bahrain, Chad, the Sudan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Israel, Egypt, Burundi, India and the United States, as well as by the representative of Inter-Parliamentary Union (institutional stakeholder participant) and the representatives of Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité, Instituto del Tercer Mundo and the African Women’s Economic Policy Network (civil society participants).

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