Sunday, 22 September 2013

68th UNGA - What's happening?

This blog gives a provisional agenda for the 68th United Nations General Assembly, held from 24 September until 1 October, 2013. It is part of the Wikiprogress Series on Post-2015. The OECD has been very involved in the post-2015 debate. Check out this paper on what the OECD could contribute to the Post-2015 development agenda and framework.

To watch the 68th UNGA live from 23 September, click here. You can also follow discussions in the Twittersphere using the following Hashtags: #UNGA,  #post2015 and #beyond2015

24 September – 1 October, 2013
As of 19 September 2013

Monday 23 September
11:00 – 12:30
Launch of the knowledge gateway for women's economic empowerment
(No. 16 UN Agenda)
14:00 – 15:00
One Million Voices: Data Analysis from My World
(No. 36 UN Agenda)
(link to event on 25 Sept 18:15)
·         My WORLD Survey
·         Claire Melamad, Head of Programme, Growth, Poverty and Inequality, ODI
·         Paul Ladd, Head, Team on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP
·         Serin Falu Njie, Deputy Director, Policy, UNMC
·         Amita Dahiya United Nation Volunteer in India country office

Civil Society Voices on Post-2015: Messages from the National Level
(No. 10 UN Agenda)
15:00 – 17:00
Stability and Peace: Finding the Heart of Sustainable Development
(No. 52 UN Agenda)
·         Quaker United Nations Office &  Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
·         Andrew Tomlinson (Quaker United Nations Office)
·         HE Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Minister of Finance the Federal Republic of Nigeria
·         Ms Ann Sofie Nilsson (Director General of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs)
·         Mr Theophilus Ekpon (National Peace Summit Group Nigeria)
·         Dr Zhang Chun (Shanghai Institutes for International Studies)
·         Ms Carolyne Zoduah (AGENDA)
·         Mr Jay Naidoo, Chair of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition)

15:00 – 18:00 (actual 10:00 – 18:00)
MDG Success: Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact
(No. 9 UN Agenda-web link)
·         Executive Office of the Secretary-General
·         UN Member States
·         Interational Organisations etc

15:00 – 17:00
What People Want: A report from global conversation on the post-2015 development goals
(No. 15 UN Agenda)
·         UNDG
·         Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General
·         Helen Clark, UN Development Group Chair
·         Monique Coleman, Actress and Global Youth Ambassador
·         Elizabeth Ford, The Guardian, Moderator
·         others (tbc)

17:30 – 20:30
Investments to End Poverty' Report Launch and Reception
·         Development Initiatives
·         Rajesh Mirchandani, (BBC World Affairs Correspondent)
·         Homi Kharas,  (Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution)
·         Judith Randel, (Executive Director, Development Initiatives
·         Tony Pipa (Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID)
·         Winnie Byanyima, (Executive Director, Oxfam International)

Tuesday 24 September
UNGA General Debate commences (All Day)
7:30 (Breakfast) 08:15 – 09:45
International Youth Voices on Post-2015
(No. 18 UN Agenda)
·      BMZUNICEF & Mexico

·         Ahmad Alhendawi (UN Sec Gens Envoy on Youth)
·         Gudrun Kopp (Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany)
·         Dr. Roberto Dondisch (General Director for Global Issues, Foreign Ministry, Mexico)
·         Global Youth Representatives

08:30 - 9:30
Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Breakfast Meeting
(Not in UN Agenda)
·         Mexico,  United Kingdom, Indonesia & Nigeria

Co-Chairs of the Global Partnership:
·         Hon. Armida ALISJAHBANA, Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning
·         Hon. Ngozi OKONJO-IWEALA, Nigerian Minister of Finance
·         Hon. Justine GREENING, UK Secretary of State for International Development
·         José Antonio Meade Kuribreña Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs
·         Helen Clark (TBC) UNDP Administrator

09:45 – 11:45
(No. 22 UN Agenda - link)
·         OECD OSG/PCD &  Italy
·         Lapo Pistelli, Italian Minister for Development Co-operation
·         Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development
·         Ann-Sofie Nilsson, Swedish Director-General for International Development Co-operation
·         Winifred Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International
·         Private sector representative
·         Dev country representative

Voice, agency and participation - intimate strategy session - Clinton Global Initiative
(Not in UN Agenda)
·         World Bank
·         TBC
11:30 – 13:00
Tackling the unfinished business: Accelerating MDG progress
·         UNDP & World Bank
·         Heads of State
·         Ministers

13:15 – 14:30
Multidimensional Poverty and Multidimensional Measurement
of the Post-2015 development agenda
(No. 25 UN Agenda)
·         Germany, Colombia,  Mexico &  Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
·         President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia (TBC)
·         Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (confirmed)
·         Gonzalo Hernandez Licona, Executive Secretary of CONEVAL, Mexico
·         Bruce Mac Master, Minister of Social Development, Colombia
·         Arssenio Balisacan, Minister Socio-economic Planning, Philippines
·         Shamsuddeen  Usman, Minister of Planning of Nigeria
·         Gudrum Kopp, Parliamentary Secretary of State Germany
·         Representative from UNDP
·         Representative from World Bank

13:00 – 14:30
Side event “The Right to Education in the Post 2015 Development Agenda”
(No. 56 UN Agenda)
·         Global Campaign for education, Education international Universal Peace Federation,  OAFLA & First Ladies Community Initiative
·         TBC

13:15 – 14:45
Side event of the Leading Group on innovative financing for development :
Innovative financing for development :
what role in the means of implementation of the post-2015 Development Agenda ?
(No. 20 UN Agenda)
·         Leading Group on Inovative Financing for Development (FFD)
·         President Francois Hollande
·         Mr Philippe Douste,Blazy UN USG UNDESA  Innovative Financing for Development
·         Mr Alfredo Moreno, Minister of External Affairs – Chile
·         Mr. Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissionner Dvp
·         Mr. Pascal Canfin, minister of Development, France
·         Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor to the UNSG on post-2015
·         Heidi Hautaula, Min of Internat Dev, Finland
·         Rebecca Grynspan, Deputy Admin UNDP
·         President of the Leading Group (Nigeria rep)
·         Mr. Mark Suzman (MD of International Policy and Advocacy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
·         + more

15:00 – 17:00
Réunion de Haut Niveau sur les OMD - L’Afrique au-delà de 2015 : Quels objectifs pour quel modèle de développement
(No. 26 UN Agenda)
·         Morocco
·         TBC
14:00 – 16:00
MDG 2013 Countdown - girls and women transforming societies
(Not in UN Agenda)
·         Ford Foundation
·         TBC

15:30 – 18:00
OECD Side Event - Global Partnership for Effective Development –
Domestic resource mobilisation within a future global partnership for development
(No. 27 UN Agenda)
·         United Kingdom, Indonesia &  Nigeria
·         Minister Ngozi
·         Minister Meade
·         Mr. Thabo Mbeki
·         Director-General Ortega
·         Zeinab Badawi (TBC Moderator)
·         Others TBC

Wednesday 25th September
All Day (09:00 – 18:00)
UNGA President Special Event on MDGs and post-2015
08:00 – 09:45
The Power of Numbers
(No. 28 UN Agenda)
·         Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation - Sweden, Colombia & Sweden
·         TBC
08:00 – 09:30
Looking to 2015 and beyond: The role for anti-corruption and governance
(No. 33 UN Agenda)
·         UNDP, UNODC & Transparency International
·         Panel TBC
·         Director general of SIDA
·         Assistant Secretary General of UNOHCHR
8:30 – 10:30
Women delivering development:  integrating women, reproductive health and environmental issues into the post-2015 agenda, sustainable development goals and FP2020
(No. 64 UN Agenda)
·         Center for Environment and Population
·         TBC

09:30 – 11:00
High-Level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic and the International Response
(Not in UN Agenda)
·         OCHA
·         France
·         EU
·         Ms. Valerie Amos, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
·         Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for Internatioal Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
·         Others

10:30 – 13:00
UNGA President Special Event on MDGS and post-2015 - Roundtable 2
·         President of UNGA
·         Ireland
·         South Africa
·         Roundtable 2 Co-Chairs:
·         Prime Minster Bangladesh
·         Deputy Prime Minster Ireland
·         UN Member States
·         Observers
·         NGOs etc

10:30 – 13:30
The voices of people living in poverty in the post-2015 agenda: Inclusion, participation and dignity
(No. 60 UN Agenda)
·         Caritas Internationalis, CAFOD and Trocaire
·         TBC

11:00 - 13:00
Global Education First Initiative Anniversary Event: Learning for All High-Level Meeting on Coordinating the Financing and Delivery of Education
(Not in UN Agenda)
13:15 – 14:45
Freedom from violence for every woman and girl
(Not in UN Agenda)
·         Finland, Liberia, UN Women
·         TBC

13:00 – 15:00
Tackling Water Risks to Secure a Sustainable Future Ministerial Lunch
(No. 31 UN Agenda)
·         Switzerland,  Netherlands,  Colombia,  UNSGAB & World Water Council
·         Michel Jarraud, Chair of UN-Water and Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization
·         Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (tbc)
·         Didier Burkhalter, Vice-President and Foreign Minister of Switzerland
·         Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands
·         Patti Londoño, Vice-Minister for Multilateral Affairs of Colombia
·         Juanita Castaño, member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation
·         Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council

13:15 – 14:45
Effectiveness and accountability in the post-2015 development agenda – lessons from the MDG experience
(No. 30 UN Agenda)
·         UNDESA Germany
·         TBC
Note: The side event will publicly launch the preparations for the DCF Germany High-level Symposium, on “Accountable and effective development cooperation in a post-2015 era” (Berlin, March 2014)

15:30 – 17:00
Deauville Foreign Ministers Meeting
(Not in UN Agenda)
·         United Kingdom
·         TBC
12:00 – 15:00
A Transformative agenda for sustainable development in Nigeria and Africa: Lessons, actions and emerging perspectives
(No. 34 UN Agenda)
·         Nigeria
·         TBC

18:00 – 20:00
Global Education First Initiative Reception and Launch of the Learning Metrics Task Force Report
(Not in UN Agenda)
·         Center for Universal Education at Brookings and Partners
·         TBC

18:15 – 20:00
MY World Partner Recognition Event and Award Ceremony
(No. 36 Un Agenda)
·         MY World Team (UN Millennium Campaign, UNDP, ODI),  United Nations Volunteers, United Nations Foundation, UNICEF & M&C Saatchi
·         Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the United Nations Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning
·         Mr. Richard Dictus Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme
·         Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
·         (Other) Members of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons

Thursday 26 September
10:00 – 12:00
(No. 46 UN Agenda)
·         Philippines National Economic and Development Authority &  OECD/PARIS21
·         Arsenio M. Balisacan, Secretary Socioeconomic Planning, Philippines
·         Jose Ramon Albert, National Statistics Coordination Board, Phillipines
·         Neil Fantom, Manager, World Bank Open Data Initiative
·         Chris Gingerich, Deputy Director, Data and Analytics, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
·         Judith Randel, Exec Director, Development Initiatives
·         World Bank
·         Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
·         Development Initiatives

13:15 – 14:45
Ensure stable, secure and resilient societies in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
(No. 42 UN Agenda)
·         Finland,  Guatemala,  UNDP,  PBSO, UNICEF, Timor Leste, UN PBSO, Saferworld & IEP
·         H.E. Heidi Hautala, Minister for International Development of Finland
·         Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
·         H.E. José Luís Guterres, Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste
·         Representative of the Government of Rwanda
·         Ms. Ekaterina Parrilla, Secretary for Planning and Programming, Guatemala
·         Mr. Vasu Gounden, Executive Director, The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

Friday 27 September
08:30 – 14:30
Global Development after 2015: The Role of Foundations and Civil Society
(No. 44 UN Agenda)-Link
·         UNDP,  Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation (in collaboration with WINGS, OECD netFWD and EFC)
·         Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
·         Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Foundation
·         Others TBC

We look forward to keeping you informed!

Wikiprogress Team

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