High-level Segment
Substantive Session of ECOSOC 2007
2 - 5 July 2007
at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

 

July 2007

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Monday, 2 July 2007

Press Conference with United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
[ English ] 34 minutes


9:00 - 11:00 - 13th meeting


Opening of the session

Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters

[ English ] 1 Minute

Opening of the high-level segment

Economic and Social Council
H.E. Mr. Dalius Čekuolis
President

[ English ] 6 Minutes

United Nations
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General

[ English ] 7 Minutes [ English ] [ French ]

General Assembly
H.E. Ms. Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa
President

[ English ] [ Arabic ] 9 Minutes

Presentation of 2006 Special Citation of the Habitat Scroll of Honour to H. H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain

UN Human Settlements Programme
H.E. Ms. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka
Executive Director

[ English ] 9 Minutes

United Nations
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General

[ English ] 1 Minute

Bahrain
H.E. Mr. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa
Prime Minister

[ English ] [ Arabic ] 7 Minutes

Key note addresses on the theme "the eradication of poverty and hunger"

Switzerland
H.E. Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey
President of the Confederation and Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs

[ English ] [ French ] 9 Minutes

Lithuania
H.E. Mr. Gediminas Kirkilas
Prime Minister

[ English ] 13 Minutes

11:00 - 13:00 - High-Level Policy Dialogue on current developments in the world economy and international economic cooperation [ Entire Video ]

  • Moderator:
    • Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA
      [ English ] 14 Minutes
  • Panelists:
    • Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
      [ English ] 9 Minutes

    • Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization
      [ English ] 11 Minutes

    • Mr. Murilo Portugal, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
      [ English ] 13 Minutes

    • Mr. François Bourguinon, Senior Vice President, Chief Economist, World Bank
      [ English ] 11 Minutes

Questions/Comments

Pakistan

[ English ] 4 Minutes

Portugal on behalf of the European Union

[ English ] 7 Minutes

Russian Federation [ English ] [ Russian ] 1 Minute

United States of America

[ English ] 1 Minute

Kazakhstan

[ English ] 1 Minute

Guinea

[ English ] [ French ] 2 Minutes

China

[ English ] 2 Minutes

Answers by the Panelists

Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization

[ English ] 4 Minutes

Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD

[ English ] 4 Minutes

Mr. Murilo Portugal, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

[ English ] 9 Minutes

Mr. François Bourguinon, Senior Vice President, Chief Economist, World Bank

[ English ] 6 Minutes

15:00 - 15:30 - 14th meeting [ Entire Video ]


Thematic discussion: "Strengthening efforts at all levels to promote pro-poor sustained economic growth, including through equitable macro-economic policies"

Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General on the theme of the thematic discussion by H.E. Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA [ English ]

15:30 - 17:30 - Roundtable: Growth, poverty reduction and equity - emerging paradigm

  • Chair:
    • H.E. Mr. Dalius Čekuolis, President of ECOSOC
      [ English ] 2 minutes
  • Participants:
    • Mr. George Gyan-Baffour , Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana
      [ English ] 11 minutes

    • Mr. François Bourguignon, Chief Economist, World Bank
      [ English ] 11 minutes

    • Ms. Jayati Ghosh, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
      [ English ] 8 minutes

Questions/Comments

India

[ English ] 4 minutes

Dominican Republic

[ English ] 2 minutes

Costa Rica

[ English ] [ Spanish ] 2 minutes

Pakistan

[ English ] 2 minutes

Philippines

[ English ] 1 minute

China

[ English ] [ Chinese ] 2 minutes

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

[ English ] [ Spanish ] 4 minutes

Namibia

[ English ] 6 minutes

Algeria

[ English ] 5 minutes

Slovakia

[ English ] 5 minutes

Benin

[ English ] [ French ] 6 minutes

Bolivia

[ English ] [ Spanish ] 5 minutes

Guinea

[ English ] [ French ] 5 minutes

Brazil

[ English ] [ Spanish ] 1 minute

Thailand

[ English ] 5 minutes

Answers by the Panelists

Mr. George Gyan-Baffour , Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana

[ English ] 3 minutes

Mr. François Bourguinon, Senior Vice President, Chief Economist, World Bank

[ English ] 6 minutes

Ms. Jayati Ghosh, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

[ English ] 3 minutes

Point of Order

Nigeria

[ English ] 1 minute

17:30 - 19:00 - Informal high-level roundtable on "Emerging challenges to efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger" [ Entire Video ]

  • Chair:
    • H.E. Mr. Dalius Čekuolis, President of ECOSOC
      [ English ] 4 minutes
  • Moderator:
    • Mr. David Shukman, Environment and science correspondent, BBC
      [ English ] 5 minutes
  • Participants:
    • Mr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairperson, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
      [ English ] 14 minutes

    • Mr. Sid Ahmed Ould Raiss, Minister of trade and industry, Mauritania
      [ English ] [ French ] 4 minutes

    • Mr. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, The Global Fund
      [ English ] 12 minutes

    • Mr. Nick Rance, TVE
      [ English ] 6 minutes

Questions/Comments and Answers

Nigeria
Portugal on behalf of the European Union
Kenya
UN Habitat
Philippines
France
Barbados
Bolivia
Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO)
Russian Federation
Japan
Israel
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

[ English ] [ Original Language ] 35 minutes