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Side Events for 19 March 2002

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19 March 2002, Tuesday - Details:

Time Title of Event / Sponsor Location
08:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 18:00
Business forum  follow-up. Organised by the FfD Business Interlocutors. Business Area
09:00 - 13:00 E-Finance for Development. Organised by UNCTAD.

The UNCTAD side event will focus on the issues of improving enterprise access to e-finance in developing and transition economies. Initially e-finance starts by using the Internet to pay or get paid, assess enterprise risks, as well as finance trade and insure credit online. E-brokerage and other types of e-finance follow at a later stage.

* Detailed Programme

10:00 - 13:00 Exploring the feasibility of a global social trust. Organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). CR.4
11:15 - 13:00 Creating Wealth: A Case Study on the Impact of Economic Reform.  IMIT Corporation and the American Chamber of Commerce, Korea.

Mr. Jeffrey D. Jones, President American Chamber of Commerce in Korea. Overview of Korea´s economic reforms and their impact on the overall business environment
Mr. Hee Won Lee, Chief Executive Officer, IMIT Co., Ltd, Republic of Korea. The impact of economic reforms on IMIT Co., Ltd

* Event Handout (PDF)

Holiday Inn Acero Room
13:15 - 14:45 Finance Development: invest in children. Co-organised by UNICEF and Oxfam. CR.6
13:15 - 14:45 Making Trade work for Development: Proposals to Bring Gender and Poverty Eradication into the Equation.  Organised by UNIFEM in collaboration with UNDP and  UNCTAD.

Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director of UNIFEM
Rubens Ricupero, Secretary General, UNCTAD
John Langmore, Director, ILO Liaison Office, New York
Mohau Pheko, Coordinator, International Gender and Trade Network, South Africa
Alma Espino, Economist/Researcher, CIEDUR, Uruguay
Saraswathi Menon, Resident Representative, UNDP, Mongolia
Lourdes Beneria, Provessor, Cornell University and UNIFEM Gender and Trade Consultant.

* Event Handout (PDF)

13:15 - 14:45 Feasibility of a currency transaction tax. Organised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.  Speech , Summary CR.4
13:15 - 14:45 "Global Development Finance 2002 - Financing the poorest countries". Organised by the World Bank.

Launch of the report organized by the World Bank
Presented by:
Ian A. Goldin, Director, Development Policy and
Bill Shaw, main author of the report

Cineteca I
13:15 - 14:45 UN Comprehensive Convention on Corruption and the Repatriation of Illicit Fund to Countries of Origin . Organised by the African Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) .

Panelists include:
Mr. Sugeng Bajagijo, Deputy Executive Secretary of INFID - Indonesia
Mr. Bruno Gurtner, Senior Economist, Swill Coalition of Development Organizations - Switzerland
Rev. David Ugolor, President, African Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) - Nigeria
Mrs. Kaara Wahu, Director, Kenya Debt Releif Network - Kenya
Pa Babou Njie, Coordinator, Gambia Workers Federation -Gambia

* Event Handout (PDF)

Cineteca II
13:15 - 14:45 A Forum on Human Rights Obligations and Development Financing. Co-organised by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development.

What levels and forms of financing for development - domestic and international - are required under international human rights law? How does a human rights perspective affect choices in relation to international aid, debt relief, and trade so as to practically realize human rights for all?
Bacre Ndiaye, Director, New York Office, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Stephen Browne, Principal Advisor on Capacity Development, UNDP
Ashfaq Khalfan, Director, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
Hans Moten Haugen, Norwegian Forum on Environment and Development, Senior Executive Office on International Affairs, Church of Norway

Centro de las Artes
(5 minutes walk from the main conference centre)
15:00 - 16:00 A New Mechanism for Financing Infrastructure. Sponsored by the Business Council for the United Nations.

Panel and discussion on the potential of trade and investment to advance economic development, stability, peace, security and prosperity
Fernando Banchs, Partner, KPMG; President, American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, Monterrey Mexico Division
Kathleen C. Barclay, CEO, Inversiones KCB Ltda; President, American Chamber of Commerce, Chile
Jose Barreto Duran, Senior E-Business Consultant, Grupo Nacional Provincial S.A.
Stephen Donehoo, Managing Director, Kissinger Mc. Larty Associates

Business Area
15:00 - 16:30 Trade as a Tool for Financing Development in Latin America. The Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America with the US Dept. of Commerce.

Fernando Banchs, Partner, KPMG; President, American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, Monterrey Mexico Division
Kathleen C. Barclay, CEO, Inversiones KCB Ltda; President, American Chamber of Commerce, Chile
Jose Barreto Duran, Senior E-Business Consultant, Grupo Nacional Provincial S.A.
Stephen Donehoo, Managing Director, Kissinger Mc. Larty Associates

* Event Handout (PDF)

Holiday Inn Acero Room
15:00 - 18:00 Capacity building for effective tax revenue collection. Organised by the UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs/Division for Public Economic and Public Administration. CR.1
15:00 - 18:00 Reducing Poverty and Hunger: the critical role of financing for rural development, food and agriculture. Organised by IFAD, FAO, WFP and the World Bank

Ms. Evelyne Rogdriguez Ortega, Treasurer of the Federation, Mexico
Mr. Prabhu Pingali, Chief Economist, International Maize & Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMIYT)
Mr. Alan Larson, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, U.S. State Department (invited)
H.E. Luisa Dias Diogo, Minister of Planning & Finance, Republic of Mozambique
Ms. Graciela Colunga de García, NGO Representative of Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunal de El Salvador
Representatives from FAO, IFAD, WFP and the World Bank
H. E. Olusegun Obasanjo
, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (invited)

15:30 - 17:30 Enabling developing countries to participate in international trade. Strengthening the Supply Capacity. Organised by UNIDO and the European Commission.

Ms. Anne Konate, Minister, Burkina Faso
Mr. Poul Nielson, Commissioner, European Commission
Mr. Carlos Magariños, Director General, UNIDO

* Report
* Event Handout (PDF)

18:00 - 20:00 Sustainable Financing of the Housing Finance Systems: Parallel Dialogue. Organised by UN-HABITAT.  

The dialogue will explore and share experiences on strategies and mechanisms for ensuring sustainable mobilization of funds for and strengthening of the Housing Finance systems in countries at various stages of development.

* Event Handout (PDF)

Cineteca I
18:00 - 21:00 The role and importance of taxes in an attractive investment climate. Organised by the Dutch Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs, co-sponsored by Oxfam. Issues Paper

Chaired by:
Mr. Wouter Bos, State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance
Hon. Yaw Osafo Maafo, M.P. Minister of Finance, Ghana (invited)
Ms. Eveline Herfkens, Minister of Developmen Co-operation
Ms. Raquel Ayala, Manager, Research and Training, Inter-American Center for Tax Administration
Mr. Carlos Cardena, Partner, Ernst & Young Mexico

* Event Handout (PDF)

(Museo de Arte Contemporaneo )
18:15 - 20:00 International insolvency framework - Advantages for Indebted Southern Countries? Co-organised by  DESA, CIDSE/CI and Church Development Service (EED).

Chaired by:
Ariel Buira, Special Envoy of the President of Mexico on FfD
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Stéphane Pallez, Vice-Chairperson of the Paris Club, France
Sean Hagan, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Department, IMF
Richard Gitlin, Partner, Financial Restructuring Group, Bingham Dana LLP
Jürgen Kaiser, Coordinator, German Jubilee Campaign ""

Summary Report

* Event Handout (PDF)

Centro de las Artes
18:15 - 20:00 Financing for sustainable development: partnership for investment opportunities between public and private sector. A Round Table Co-organised by UNDP, ECLAC and  INNOVA Centre for Sustainable Development. 

See the Executive Summary

Wecoming remarks from:
Jose Antonio Ocampo, Executive Secretary, ECLAC and
Elena Martinez, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP
Co-Chaired by:
Eugenio Clariond, President of INNOVA Group and founder of the Business Council for Sustainable Development - Latin America
Luis Ernesto Derbez, Secretary of Economy, Mexico
Pablo Schneider, President, Central American Bank for Economic Integration
John Forgach, President, A2R Environmental Funds, Brazil
Fidel Jaramillo, Vice-president of Strategies for Development, Andean Development Corporation
Raimundo Flori, Executive Director, Argentinean Business Council for Sustainable Development
Tesera Arana, Research Manager, National Forestry Products Trade Association, Chile

* Detailed Programme (PDF)

18:15 - 20:00 Global Campaign for Education: presentation of the global initiative. Co-organised by the Netherlands Organization for International Development Cooperation (NOVIB) and Oxfam Netherlands. Document CR.9
Cineteca II
19:00 - 22:00 Global Public Goods Financing, New Tools for New Challenges. Co-organised by the Governments of France and Sweden and UNDP.

19:15-20:00   Closing the 10/90 Gap: Financing R&D for Health
20:00-20:45  Financing Sustainable Water Management
20:45-21:30  Moving the Agenda Forward: A Task Force on GPGs
21:30-22:00  Closing by Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator, UNDP

* Detailed Programme (PDF)

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