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Special Events

(Tentative Programme)

 
 

     The Department of Economic and Social Affairs will organize several panel discussions and other events to support the work of the Second Committee.  The panel discussions and keynote addresses will feature high-level experts including renowned academics, representatives of the UN system, civil society and the private sector.  The events will include the following keynote addresses:

       

Day/Date

Time/Venue

Title

Organized by:

Friday,

7 October

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Conf. Room 2

"In search of prosperity: 
A view on national growth strategies"

 

Keynote by Prof. Dani Rodrik,
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

OESC/DESA

Wednesday,

12 October

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

"External debt relief and the
achievement of the MDGs: 
Challenges and opportunities"

 

FFDO/DESA

Thursday,

13 October

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Presentation by the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition, in cooperation with the FfD Office of DESA, on the outcome of multi-stakeholder consultations on "Systemic issues:  enhancing the coherence and consistency of the international monetary, financial and trading systems in support of development"

 

FFDO/DESA

Friday,

21 October

3 - 6 p.m.

World Bank briefing on the
2006 World Development Report ("Equity and Development")

 

OESC/DESA

Monday,

24 October

3 - 6 p.m.

Presentation by the World Economic Forum, in cooperation with the FfD Office of DESA, on the outcome of multi-stakeholder consultations on: 
(a) "Public-private partnerships in mobilizing resources for development" and
(b) "Improving the climate for private investment"

 

FFDO/DESA

Friday,

28 October

 

4 - 5:30 p.m.

"Natural disasters - ISDR"

ISDR

OCHA

Thursday,

3 November

 

3 - 5 p.m.

Presentation on the report "Inequality  Predicament"

 

DSPD/DESA

Mon. to Tues.,

7 - 8 Nov.

 

United Nations International Forum on Building Inclusive Financial Sectors:  Microcredit and eradication of poverty*

 

DSPD/DESA

UNCDF

Wednesday,

9 November

1 - 3 p.m. Luncheon briefing on the UNAIDS
Global Task Team: a model for reform of UN operational activities

 

Sweden/UNAIDS

Friday,

11 November

4 - 6 p.m.

"Sustainable development:  Energy issues"

 

DSD/DESA

Monday,

14 November

 

3 - 6 p.m.

"Remittances"

 

FFDO/DESA

Thursday,

17 November

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

"Global partnership:  The role of the private sector in achieving the MDGs"

Global Compact/EOSG

OESC/DESA

 

Monday,

21 November

3 - 6 p.m.

"The UN's role in the MDG focused national poverty reduction strategies"

 

OESC/DESA

Monday,

12 December

10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

"The disappearing ice and the impact on the world's coastlines and mountain ecological systems"

 

Government of Italy 

DSD/DESA

* Not a formal meeting of the Second Committee

 
 

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 Tuesday, 8 Nov 2005   

 

 

ECOSOC Affairs Branch, General Assembly & ECOSOC Affairs Division

United Nations Department for General Assembly & Conference Management

Tel: (1-212) 963-2184 / 963-7855 / 963-8429  Fax: 1-212 963-5935

E-mail:  2ndcommittee@un.org  Web site: http://www.un.org/ga/60/second/