Programme
 

Interactive plenary sessions featuring high-level speakers will address each sub-theme. One plenary session will be held on each day.

In addition to the plenaries, breakout sessions led by civil society partners, UNCTAD and other stakeholders will also provide an opportunity to look at issues in depth and to brainstorm on what role UNCTAD should play in the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

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 Wednesday 18 June

 
1.00 - 2.30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Room XVI
HARNESSING TAX POLICIES FOR GREATER EQUALITY: EXAMINING RECENT PROGRESS IN HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS
Led by RightingFinance, Action Aid
Room XXVI
NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNCTAD IN THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA – TOWARDS OPTIMAL ALLOCATION OF THE WORLD›S RESOURCES FOR MAXIMUM GLOBAL WELFARE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Led by the Geneva Consensus Foundation
2.30 - 3.00 p.m. Coffee Break
3.00 - 6 p.m. ROUND TABLE I: MACROECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF INEQUALITY
Room XVIII
Opening remarks by Mr. Triyono Wibowo, Ambassador, President of the Trade and Development Board, UNCTAD
Welcoming remarks by Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Moderator:
Ms. Deborah James, Director, International Programmes, Centre For Economic and Policy Research, United States of America
Panel:
  • Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Former Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Thailand
  • Mr. Guy Ryder, Director General of International Labour Organization
  • Ms. Claire Melamed, Head of Programme of Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University, United States of America
  • Ms. Esther Busser, Deputy Director, Geneva Office, International Trade Union Confederation, Switzerland
  • Ms. Jayati Ghosh, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Discussants:
  • Ms. Deborah Hardoon, Senior Researcher of Oxfam Great Britain, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Roberto León, President of Inter-parliamentary Group, Chile
  • Mr. Pradeep S. Mehta, Secretary General of CUTs International, India
  • Mr. Arjun K. Karki, International Coordinator, LDC Watch, Nepal
 

 Thursday 19 June

 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ROUND TABLE II: FROM BEST POLICY PRACTICES TO GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION
Room XVIII
Moderator:
Mr. Shawn Donnan, World Trade Editor, Financial Times, United Kingdom
Panel:
  • Mr. Rubens Ricupero, former Secretary-General of UNCTAD and former Minister of Finance, Brazil
  • Mr. Martin Khor, Executive Director, South Centre, Switzerland
  • Ms. Deborah James, Director International Programs, Center For Economic and Policy Research, United States of America
  • Mr. Roberto Bissio, Global Coordinator, Social Watch Network, Uruguay
  • Mr. Zhongxiu Zhao, Vice-President, University of International Business and Economics, China
Discussants
  • Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Member of the House of Lords and Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Peter White, Chief Operating Officer, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Switzerland
  • Mr. Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei, Head of Programmes, Third World Network-Africa, Ghana
  • Mr. Akhteruzzaman Sano, Management Advisor ,Save The Earth Cambodia, Cambodia
1 - 2 p.m. Lunch Break
2 - 3.30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Room XI
ALTERNATIVE TRADE AND FINANCE FOR A SOLIDARITY ECONOMY
Led by UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)
Room XVI
CIVIL SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABLE STOCK EXCHANGES: HOW CIVIL SOCIETY CAN ENGAGE WITH CAPITAL MARKET STAKEHOLDERS TO PROMOTE CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Led by Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Room XXVI
THREATS TO THE POST - 2015 AGENDA FROM "TRADE"
Led by Our World Is Not For Sale Network
3.30 - 3.45 p.m. Coffee Break
4 - 6 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION: EQUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: "DELIVERING WITH IMPACT"
Room XVIII
Moderator:
Mr. Shawn Donnan, World Trade Editor, Financial Times, United Kingdom
Panel:
  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
  • Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, former Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Thailand
  • Mr. Rubens Ricupero, former Secretary-General of UNCTAD and former Minister of Finance, Brazil
  • Mr. James Mwai, Director of Programmes, Fair Trade Africa, Kenya
  • Mr. Jean-Marc Hoscheit, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Mr. Abdul Samad Minty,, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, Mission of South Africa to the United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Ms. Iara Pietricovsky de Oliveira, Co-Director, Instituto De Estudos Socióeconomicos, Brazil
Closing remarks by Mr. Triyono Wibowo, Ambassador, President, Trade and Development Board, UNCTAD