Building Synergy and Coherence in implementation of IPoA

11  February 2016

On the 11 February 2016, the President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly convenes an one-day special thematic event at the UN Headquarters in New York on “Building Synergy and Coherence in the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda”, with the participation of Member States, non-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector and academic institutions, in order to provide input to the comprehensive high-level midterm review.

The primary objective of the special thematic event is to build common ground on how the implementation of the IPoA can be enhanced during the remainder of the decade by building synergies and coherence in the implementation of the Istanbul Progrmnme of Action and the 2030 Agenda. The event also aims to discuss how to strengthen global partnerships for sustainable development, with a view to ensuring full implementation of the IPoA during the remainder of the decade and thereby realizing its ambitious objective of enabling half the number of LDCs attaining the graduation threshold. Participants will be invited to make specific expressions of support to LDCs.

 PROGRAMME

Special Thematic Event “Building Synergy and Coherence in the implementation of the Istanbul Plan of Action in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”

Trusteeship Council Chamber, 11 February 2016

 10.00 – 10.30am

Opening session

Remarks:
Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th Session of the General Assembly
Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under Secretary-General and High Representative, OHRLLS (speaking on behalf of the Secretary General)

Keynote Address:
H.E. Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, MP, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh Mr. Erik Solheim, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee, OECD

 10.30am – 1.00pm

Panel I: “Building synergy and coherence in national and international policies for implementation and follow-up of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”

Moderator:
H.E. Mr. Jean-Francis Zinsou, Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations/co-facilitator of the Mid-term Review of the IPoA Featured Speaker: Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of the UNDP

Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN/co-chair of the OWG-SDGs and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
Ms. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Vice Chair Committee for Development Policy/Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Mr. Finn Tarp, Director, United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki
Mr. Gauri Pradhan, International Coordinator, LDCs Watch

Followed by interactive discussion

 3.00pm – 5.45pm

Panel II: “Forging strengthened multi-stakeholder partnerships for timely implementation of the IPoA and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”

Moderator:
H.E. Ms. Bénédicte Frankinet, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations/co-facilitator of the Mid-term Review of the IPoA

Speakers:
Mr. Stefan Koeberle, Director, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank
Mr. Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Divison for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD
Mr. Chandra Prashad Dhakal, Chairman of the Global IME Bank Ltd., Nepal
Mr. David Jackson,  Director for Local Development Finance Programme Area, UN Capital Development Fund
Mr. Patrick Guillaumont, President, Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI)

Followed by interactive discussion

 5.45 pm – 6.00 pm

Closing session

Presentation of Summary:
Under Secretary-General and High Representative, OHRLLS

Closing Remarks:
President of the 70th session of the General Assembly

Find full programme here: PROGRAMME: HL Thematic Event on Building Synergy and Coherence IPoA

The Role of Local Finance Solutions in Rural Transformation

The side-event will share lessons about the challenges of rural transformation and opportunities innovative finance models can bring in scaling up solutions that work in the LDCs.

WHEN: 11 February 2016
WHERE: Conference Room 5, UNHQ at 1.15 to 2.30 pm
ORGANIZER: UNCDF and Permanent Mission of Bangladesh

Meeting the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) Targets: Prospects of Graduation from the LDCs Category

 

WHEN: 11 February 2016
WHERE: Conference Room 11, UNHQ at 1.15 to 2.45 pm
ORGANIZER: Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy – UN DESA

organized by the Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy – UN DESA, on 11 February 2016 at 1.15 – 2.45 pm at Conference Room 11. The side-event will focus on current status of graduation criteria of the LDCs and future prospects.