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Interactive Dialogue of the United Nations General Assembly with the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability

Wednesday, 16 March 2011, United Nations Headquarters

On 16 March 2011, the Co-Chairs of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability held an interactive dialogue with UN Member States at the invitation of the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss. Together with the Deputy Secretary-General, H.E. Mrs. Asha-Rose Migiro; H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, Panel Co-Chairs H.E. Mrs. Tarja Halonen, President of Finland; and H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa (the latter through video link) spoke at the event. Other Panel members who participated are Amb. Cristina Narbona Ruiz, Spanish Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and former Minister of Environment of Spain;  Ms. Hajiya Amina Az-Zubair, Senior Special Assistant/Advisor to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG); and Mr. Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO of Research in motion. This meeting was open to accredited UN media and observers.

To read the following statements, please click below:
H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th session of the General Assembly
H.E. Mrs. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General

To view the webcast of this event, please click here.

To view summaries, please click on the following below.
International Institute for Sustainable Development, IISD
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