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

Live Webcast

June & July 2008

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Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Entire Video - Morning

Part 1 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 52 minutes
Part 2 [ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours

Press Release

10:00 - 10:45 - Keynote addresses followed by questions and answers

"The changing landscape and dynamics of international development cooperation"

H.E. Mr. Trevor Manuel
Minister of Finance of South Africa and Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Doha Review Conference

[ English ] 14 minutes

Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

[ English ] 18 minutes

Questions

Malaysia

[ English ] 3 minutes

Guinea

[ English ] 4 minutes

Answers

H.E. Mr. Trevor Manuel
Minister of Finance of South Africa and Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Doha Review Conference

[ English ] 5 minutes

Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

[ English ] 2 minutes

11:00 - 13:00 - Development Cooperation Forum roundtables

Exchanging lessons learned: "How can development aid support national development strategies?"

  • Chair:
    • Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima, Vice President of ECOSOC
      [ English ][ French ] 2 minutes
  • Moderator:
    • H.E. Charles Michel, Minister for Development Cooperation, Belgium
      [ English ][ French ] 5 minutes
  • Panelists:
    • H.E. Park Kang-ho, Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea
      [ English ] 8 minutes

    • H.E. Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine, Minister of Economy and Finance
      Niger
      [ English ][ French ] 13 minutes
  • Lead Discussant:
    • Bernard Petit, Deputy-Director-General for Development, European Commission
      [ English ][ French ] 11 minutes

Questions

France (on behalf of the European Union )

[ English ][ French ] 4 minutes

Representative of the Civil Society

[ English ][ French ] 3 minutes

Japan

[ English ] 3 minutes

China

[ English ][ Chinese ] 5 minutes

Dominican Republic

[ English ][ Spanish ] 4 minutes

International Organization for Migration

[ English ][ French ] 3 minutes

Afghanistan

[ English ] 2 minutes

Answers

European Commission
Bernard Petit, Deputy-Director-General for Development

[ English ][ French ] 1 minute

Questions

International Labour Organization

[ English ] 4 minutes

Representative of the Civil Society

[ English ] 4 minutes

Nicaragua

[ English ][ Spanish ] 3 minutes

Ethiopia

[ English ] 3 minutes

Congo, Republic of the

[ English ][ French ] 2 minutes

Answers

European Commission
Bernard Petit, Deputy-Director-General for Development

[ English ][ French ] 2 minutes

Questions

El Salvador

[ English ][ Spanish ] 2 minutes

Niger

[ English ][ French ] 3 minutes

Benin

[ English ][ French ] 4 minutes

Bolivia

[ English ][ Spanish ] 1 minute

Answers

Niger
H.E. Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine
Minister of Economy and Finance

[ English ][ French ] 4 minutes

Republic of Korea
H.E. Park Kang-ho, Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[ English ] 3 minutes

European Commission
Bernard Petit, Deputy-Director-General for Development

[ English ][ French ] 7 minutes

Belgium (Moderator)
H.E. Charles Michel
Minister for Development Cooperation

[ English ][ French ] 1 minute

ECOSOC (Chair)
Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima
Vice-President

[ English ][ French ] 9 minutes

Entire Video - Afternoon

[ English ] [ Original Language ] 2 hours and 47 minutes

Press Release

15:00 - 18:00 General debate for the High-level Segment

Opening address

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

[ English ][ French ] 10 minutes

Introduction of the reports of the Secretary-General on the Annual Ministerial Review and the thematic discussion

UNDESA
Thomas Stelzer
Assistant Secretary-General

[ English ] 8 minutes

Committee for Development Policy
Mr. Ricardo French-Davis
Chairperson

[ English ] 8 minutes

General debate

Moldova
H.E. Mr. Andrei Stratan
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration

[ English ] 7 minutes

El Salvador
H.E. Mrs. Marisol Argueta de Barillas
Minister for Foreign Affairs

[ English ][ Spanish ] 7 minutes

Maldives
H.E. Mr. Abdullla Shahid
Minister for Foreign Affairs

[ English ] 8 minutes

Honduras
H.E. Mr. Edmundo Orellana Mercado
Minister for Foreign Affairs

[ English ][ Spanish ] 6 minutes

Belarus
H.E. Mr. Nikolay Zaychenko
Minister of Economy

[ English ][ Russian ] 8 minutes

Chile
H.E. Mrs. Paula Quintana
Minister of National Planning and Cooperation

[ English ][ Spanish ] 10 minutes

Belgium
H.E. Mr. Charles Michel
Minister of Development Cooperation

[ English ][ French ] 8 minutes

Egypt
H.E. Mr. Osman Mohamed Osman
Minister for Economic Development

[ English ][ Arabic ] 8 minutes

Bahrain
H.E. Mrs. Fatima Bint Mohammed Al-Balooshi
Minister of Social Development

[ English ][ Arabic ] 7 minutes

Barbados
H.E. Mr. Denis Lowe
Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Urban Development

[ English ] 9 minutes

Kazakhstan
H.E. Mr. Nurian Dananov,
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

[ English ][ Russian ] 8 minutes

Russian Federation
H.E. Mr. A. Yakovenko
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

[ English ][ Russian ] 6 minutes

Philippines

[ English ] 8 minutes

Nicaragua
H.E. Valdrak Jaentschek Ludwing
Vice-Minister for Economic Relations and Cooperation

[ English ][ Spanish ] 6 minutes

Republic of the Congo
H.E. Mr. Lazare Makayat-Safouesse
Deputy Secretary-General, Department of Foreign Affairs

[ English ][ French ] 8 minutes

Dominican Republic
H.E. Ms. Rosalina Ynoa González
Director-General for Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Economy and Planning

[ English ][ Spanish ] 6 minutes

Antigua and Barbuda (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China)
H.E. Mr. John Ashe
Head of Delegation

[ English ] 11 minutes

France (on behalf of the European Union)
H.E. Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert
Head of Delegation

[ English ][ French ] 5 minutes