CSocD49 Panel Discussion

Keynote Speaker and Panel Discussions

Wednesday 9 February from 3:00pm-6:00pm

Keynote Speaker on the priority theme

  • Ms. Ana Maldonado, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish Version)
    Deputy Minister of Communal Economy, Ministry of People’s Power for Communes and Social Protection of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Coordinator of the Vice-presidency of the Social Area of the Council of Ministers of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Thursday 10 February from 10:00am-1:00pm: High Level Panel on Poverty Eradication

Keynote Speakers

  • Mr. Pedro Sassone (BolivarianRepublic of Venezuela), Director General, Legislative Research and Development, National Assembly
  • Professor Jimi O. Adesina (South Africa), Professor of Sociology, Director, Transformative Social Policy Programme, Department of Sociology, RhodesUniversity
  • Mr. Lu Mai (China), SecretaryGeneral, China Development Research Foundation
  • Ms. Isabel Ortiz (UNICEF), Associate Director, Policy and Practice, UNICEF

Monday 14 February from 3:00pm-6:00pm: Expert Panel on Emerging Issues: Social Protection

Keynote Speakers

  • Mr. Michael Morass (EU Commission), Deputy Head of Unit for External Relations, Neighbourhood Policy, Enlargement, IPA Directorate General for Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission
  • Mr. Michael Cichon (ILO), Director, Social Security Department, ILO
  • Ms.Sarah Cook (UNRISD), Director, UNRISD
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