Programme and discussion notes

              Wednesday, December 14, 2016


9:30 - 10:00  

Mr. Li Yong, Director General, UNIDO 



H.E. Frederick Musiiwa Makammure Shava, Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the United Nations
President of the Economic and Social Council


Ms. Marion Barthélemy, Acting Director, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, UNDESA

             Panel 1
               Understanding important interactions among SGDs

10:00 – 12:00 


Mr. Nikhil Seth,
Executive Director, UNITAR


Mr. Uchita de Zoysa, Sustainable Development Advisor, Ministry of Sustainable
Development and Wildlife, Sri Lanka
Discussion notes

Mr. Måns Nilsson, Research Director, Stockholm Environment Institute, and
Professor of the Practice of Policy Analysis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Discussion notes

Ms. Mathilde Bouyé, Associate, SDG Delivery Team, World Resources Institute

Lead discussant:

Mr. Stefan Jungcurt, Editor and Team Leader, Earth Negotiations Bulletin,
International Institute for Sustainable Development

12:00 - 13:45 

                                                 Panel 2

                         Eradicating poverty as a foremost objective
                         of institutions and policies across the SDGs

13:45 - 15:45 

Mr. José Cuesta,
Chief, Social and Economic Policies Unit, Office of
Research, UNICEF


Ms. Jiang Xiheng, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation
Department, Development Research Centre of the State Council, China
Discussion notes

Ms. Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative,
Department of International Development, University of Oxford
Discussion notes

Ms. Isabel Ortiz, Director, Social Protection Department, ILO
Discussion notes

Lead discussant:

Mr. Roberto Bissio, Coordinator, Social Watch  

15:45 – 16:00

                                            Panel 3
                                                      Ending hunger and achieving food security: what can we learn from the key linkages                                                                           with other SDGs?  


16:00 – 18:00


Mr. Ernesto Soria Morales, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy Coherence
for Development Unit, OECD


Ms. Laura Sommer, Policy Adviser, International, Sustainable Development and
Food Systems Unit, Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland

Mr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Professor and Tun Hussein Onn Chair of
International Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia and
former Assistant Director-General, FAO

Ms. Cecilia Tacoli, Principal Researcher and Leader of Urban-Rural Linkages
Team, International Institute for Environment and Development

Lead discussant:

Mr. Patrick Caron, Chairperson, Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of
Experts on Food Security and Nutrition, Committee on World Food Security

18:00 – 20:00

                                Thursday, December 15, 2016

                               Panel 4
                                     What do the SDGs tell us about the determinants of health and their policy implications?  


10:00 - 12:00


Ms. Agnes Soucat, Director, Department of Health Systems
Governance and Financing, WHO
Discussion notes


Mr. Obijiofor Aginam, Director Ad-Interim and Officer-in-Charge, Head of
Governance for Global Health, UNU-International Institute for Global Health

Lead discussant:

Mr. Saroj Jayasinghe, Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Colombo
Discussion notes

 12:00 - 13:45  Break
                                             Panel 5
                                                                 Can the SDGs accelerate progress towards gender equality?   


13:45 - 15:45


Ms. Christine Brautigam, Director, Intergovernmental Support
Division, UN-Women


Ms. Emilia Reyes, Coordinator, Gender Policies and Budgets, Equidad de
Genero: Ciudadania, Trabajo y Familia, A.C.

Ms. Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director, Women in Europe for a Common

Lead discussant:

Ms. Ranjani Krishnamurthy, Independent Researcher and Consultant on
Gender, Poverty and Development

 15:45 - 16:00  Break
                               Panel 6
                                                             Maximizing the impact of infrastructure and industry on all SDGs 


16:00 - 18:00


Mr. Philippe Scholtes, Managing Director, UNIDO


Mr. Marcos Alegre Chang, Vice Minister of Environment, Peru

Mr. Pavel Kabat, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied System Analysis

Mr. Yao Shenhong, Alternate Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of China to UNIDO

Lead discussant:

Ms. Meera Venkatesh, Director, Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA

                                               Friday, December 16, 2016                                             

 Panel 7
    Integrated actions for oceans  


10:00 - 12:00


Mr. Julian Barbiére, Head, Marine Policy and Regional Coordination
Section, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO


Ms. Biliana Cicin-Sain, President, Global Ocean Forum, and Director, Gerard J.
Mangone Center for Marine Policy, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment,
University of Delaware
Discussion notes

Mr. Widi Agoes Pratikto, Professor, Faculty of Marine Technology, Institute of
Technology Surabaya, Indonesia and Executive Director, Coral Triangle Initiative
on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security
Discussion notes

Mr. Mark Gaffigan, Managing Director, Natural Resources and Environment,
Government Accountability Office, United States

Lead discussant:

Ms. Asha Singh, Head, Oceans Governance, Organization of Eastern Caribbean
States Commission

General discussion

 12:00 - 12:30  Wrap-up