Economic and Social Council
2008 High-level Segment
New York, 30 June - 3 July 2008

Live Webcast

June & July 2008

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Monday, 30 June 2008

Entire Video - Morning

Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 5 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 1 hour and 51 minutes

Press Release

9:00 - 9:30 - Opening of the High-level Segment

Economic and Social Council
H.E. Mr. Léo Mérorès
President

[ English ][ French ] 18 minutes

United Nations
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon (statement delivered by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA)
Secretary-General

[ English ][ English ] 11 minutes

9:30 - 11:00 - Keynote addresses on the theme "achieving sustainable development" followed by Q&A

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Mr. Rajendra K Pachauri
Chairman

[ English ] 21 minutes

Author of the Stern Review
Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford

[ English ] 26 minutes

Questions

Pakistan

[ English ] 8 minutes

Indonesia

[ English ] 2 minutes

Austria

[ English ] 2 minutes

Antigua and Barbuda (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China)

[ English ] 3 minutes

Answers

Author of the Stern Review
Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford

[ English ] 7 minutes

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Mr. Rajendra K Pachauri
Chairman

[ English ] 9 minutes

11:00 - 13:00 - High-Level Policy Dialogue with the international financial and trade institutions on current developments in the world economy

  • Moderator:
    • Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA
      [ English ] 11 minutes
  • Panelists:
    • Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
      [ English ] 31 minutes

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

    • Mr. Justin Lin, Chief Economist, World Bank
      [ English ] 18 minutes

    • Ms. Valentine Rugwabiza, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization
      [ English ] 13 minutes
  • Comments:
    • Mr. Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, Chairperson of the Committee for Development Policy
      [ English ] 6 minutes

    • Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP
      [ English ] 8 minutes

Point of Order

Barbados

[ English ] 1 minute

Entire Video - Afternoon

Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 1 hour and 23 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 1 hour and 32 minutes

Press Release

15:00 - 15:30 Opening of the Development Cooperation Forum

Economic and Social Council
H.E. Mr. Léo Mérorès
President

[ English ][ French ] 11 minutes

Department of Economic and Social Affairs of United Nations
Mr. Thomas Stelzer
Assistant Secretary-General

[ English ] 8 minutes

Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General

Department of Economic and Social Affairs of United Nations
Mr. Thomas Stelzer
Assistant Secretary-General

[ English ] 8 minutes

15:30 - 16:15 - Keynote address on the theme "A new vision for development cooperation in the 21st century" followed by questions and answers

H.E. Mr. Louis Michel
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid

[ English ][ French ] 20 minutes

Questions

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

[ English ] 5 minutes

Antigua and Barbuda

[ English ] 4 minutes

Pakistan

[ English ] 7 minutes

Representative of the Civil Society

[ English ] 2 minutes

New Zealand

[ English ] 2 minutes

Answers

H.E. Mr. Louis Michel
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid

[ English ][ French ] 8 minutes

16:20 - 18:00 - Development Cooperation Forum roundtables

B. Reviewing trends and progress
"South-South and triangular development cooperation: what can development actors learn?"

  • Chair:
    • H.E. Mr. Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima, Vice President of ECOSOC
      [ English ] 2 minutes
  • Moderator:
    • H.E. Mr. Paavo Väyrynen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Finland
      [ English ] 11 minutes
  • Panelists:
    • H.E. Mr. Liu Guijin, Ambassador and Special Envoy on African Affairs, China
      [ English ][ Chinese ] 14 minutes

    • H.E. Ms. Karen Zelaya, Minister of International Cooperation, Honduras
      [ English ][ Spanish ] 14 minutes

    • H.E. Mr. Masato Watanabe, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
      [ English ] 10 minutes

Questions

Italy

[ English ][ French ] 2 minutes

Indonesia

[ English ] 3 minutes

Colombia

[ English ][ Spanish ] 2 minutes

Guinea

[ English ][ French ] 1 minute

Republic of Korea

[ English ] 1 minute

Malaysia

[ English ] 4 minutes

China

[ English ][ Chinese ] 2 minutes

Russian Federation

[ English ][ Russian ] 2 minutes

Saint Lucia

[ English ] 2 minutes

India

[ English ] 2 minutes

Japan

[ English ] 2 minutes

United Republic of Tanzania

[ English ] 1 minute

Namibia

[ English ] 2 minutes

Answers

China
H.E. Mr. Liu Guijin
Ambassador and Special Envoy on African Affairs

[ English ] 1 minute

Honduras
H.E. Ms. Karen Zelaya
Minister of International Cooperation

[ English ][ Spanish ] 1 minute

Japan
H.E. Mr. Masato Watanabe
Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

[ English ] 3 minutes

Finland (Moderator)
H.E. Mr. Paavo Väyrynen
Minister of Foreign Trade and Development

[ English ] 4 minutes

Chairperson

[ English ][ French ] 2 minutes