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28 June - 2 JULY 2010


Monday, 28 June: Morning session

Monday, 28 June: Afternoon session

Tuesday, 29 June: Morning session

Tuesday, 29 June: Afternoon session

Wednesday, 30 June: Morning session

Wednesday, 30 June: Afternoon session

Thursday, 1 July: Morning Session

Thursday, 1 July: Afternoon Session

Friday, 2 July: Morning Session


Monday, 28 June

Morning session (Back to Top)


  • Hamidon Ali, President of the Economic and Social Council  
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations

Keynote addresses

  • Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile
  • Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Moushira Khattab, Minister of State for Family and Population Affairs, Egypt
  • Frances Stewart, Chair, Committee for Development Policy

Policy messages from the Annual Ministerial Review preparatory meetings 

Africa Regional Meeting
Women and Health, Dakar, Senegal, 12-13 January 2010

  • Ndeye Khady Diop, Minister of Family, Food Security, Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Senegal (via live video)

Global Preparatory Meeting

Who feeds the world in 2010 and beyond? Rural women as agents of change and champions of global food security, New York, 22 April 2010

Special Event

Engaging philanthropy to promote women empowerment and gender equality, New York, 22 February 2010

Annual Ministerial Review: National Voluntary Presentation

Moderator  Gert Rosenthal, Permanent Representative of Guatemala


  • Nilcéa Freire, Minister, Secretariat of Policies for Women (presentation)

Afternoon session (Back to Top)     

Annual Ministerial Review: National Voluntary Presentations

Moderator  Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP





Tuesday, 29 June

Morning session (Back to Top)

Development Cooperation Forum


  • Hamidon Ali, President of the Economic and Social Council 

Introduction of the Report of the Secretary-General

Keynote addresses

Policy dialogue

1. Promoting greater coherence: how can all policies be geared towards development goals?

  • Martin Dahinden, Director-General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Moderator)
  • Nguyen The Phuong, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam
  • Kampeta Sayinzoga, Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
  • Eckhard Deutscher,  Chair, Development Assistance Committee, OECD
  • Jose Antonio Ocampo, Professor, Columbia University

High-level luncheon “From Dialogue to Action – the Empowerment of Rural Women in Agriculture” organized by FAO, IFAD and WFP

Afternoon Session (Back to Top)

Development Cooperation Forum

Policy dialogue  

2. Accountable and transparent development cooperation: how can we build more equal partnerships?

  • Anders B. Johnsson, Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union  (Moderator)
  • Mustafa Mkulo, Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs, Tanzania
  • Irene Freudenschuss-Reichl, Director-General for Development Cooperation, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
  • Michael Anderson, Director-General, Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Ingrid Srinath, Secretary-General, CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Policy dialogue  

3. South-South, triangular and decentralized cooperation

  • Hardeep Singh Puri, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations (Moderator)
  • Christoph Beier, Managing Director, GTZ
  • Luiz Pereira, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
  • Enrique M. Londono, Director of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia
  • Elisabeth Gateau, Secretary-General, United Cities and Local Governments


Wednesday, 30 June

Morning session (Back to Top)

Annual Ministerial Review: National Voluntary Presentations

Moderator  Gert Rosenthal, Permanent Representative of Guatemala


  • Doreen Sioka, Minister for Gender Equality and Child Welfare


  • Fabrice Heyries, Executive Director, Women's Rights and Gender Equality

United States of America

Introduction of the Reports of the Secretary-General (AMR and 
the thematic discussion) (parallel with the National Voluntary Presentations)

Special policy dialogue

The role of women in countries in special situations

Chair: H.E. Ambassador Octavio Errázuriz, Vice-President of ECOSOC

Opening remarks:

  • Mr. Patrick Hayford, Director, Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, on behalf of Mr. Cheick Sidi Diarra, Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on Africa and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
  • Carla Koppell, Director of Initiative for Inclusive Security (Moderator)
  • Leymah Gbowee, Executive Director, Women in Peace and security Network Africa
  • Frances Stewart, Director of  Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, Department for International Development, University of Oxford (presentation)
  • Jan Egeland, Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
  • Graciana del Castillo, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University

Afternoon session (Back to Top)

Development Cooperation Forum

Policy dialogue

4. Impact of multiple crises: allocating resources among competing needs

  • Nitin Desai, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General for Internet Governance
  • Marie-Josée Jacobs, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxembourg
  • Masihur Rahman, Economic Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister, Bangladesh 
  • Alonzo Fulgham, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Carlos A. Primo Braga, Acting Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The World Bank Group

Policy dialogue  

5. Achieving the MDGs by 2015: an agenda for more and improved  development cooperation

  • Helen Clark, Chair, United Nations Development Group, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (Moderator)
  • Samura Kamara, Minister of Finance and Development, Sierra Leone
  • Bob McMullan, Parliamentary Secretary for International Development, Australia
  • Carsten Staur, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations
  • David Lane, President and CEO, ONE



Thursday, 1 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

Ministerial roundtable breakfasts

  • UNIFEM Women at the frontline of service delivery: Accelerating achievement of the MDGs
  • WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA Improving women’s health: Addressing the challenges
  • GAID, G3ICT The role of ICTs in empowering women with disabilities

Annual Ministerial Review: National Voluntary Presentations

Moderator: Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Under-Secretary of State, Finland


  • João Gomes Cravinho, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
  • Elza Pais,  Secretary of State for Equality

Republic of Korea

  • Paik Hee Young, Minister of Gender Equality and Family  


  • Ingrid Fiskaa, State Secretary of International Development

General Debate (parallel with the National Voluntary Presentations)

Afternoon session (Back to Top                                   

Annual Ministerial Review: National Voluntary Presentations

Moderator Léo Mérorès, Permanent Representative of Haiti


  • Bob McMullan, MP, Parliamentary Secretary for International Development


  • Jeanne Françoise Leckomba Loumeto, Minister for the Promotion and Integration of Women


  • Tugsjargal Gandi, MP, Minister for Social Welfare and Labour

General Debate (parallel with the National Voluntary Presentations)


Friday, 2 July

Morning session (Back to Top)

Ministerial Roundtable Breakfasts

  • ITC/OSAGI Empowering women, powering trade: Integrating women into global value chains
  • OHRLLS/OSAA/UNIFEM Economic opportunities for the empowerment of women in Africa and LDCs: Access to credit, land and markets
  • UN-HABITAT Gender equality and sustainable urbanization

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

  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UNDESA (Moderator)
  • Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • Reza Moghadam, Director of the IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review Department International Monetary Fund
  • Otaviano Canuto, Vice President, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, World Bank
  • Clemens Boonekamp, Director, World Trade Organization

General Debate (parallel with the High-level Policy Dialogue)

Adoption of the Ministerial Declaration

Closing of the High-level Segment