Post-2015 Development Orientation and Briefing Programme IX New York

Type:

Briefing

Date:

20 May - 20 May 2014

Duration of event:

1 day

Location:

New York City, United States

Programme area:

Special event

Fee:

No fee

Event focal point email:

Event focal point Contact Number:

+12129634611

Other events details:

Public – by registration   Face-to-Face    English   open to register/apply   How to register

The registration is closed
Deadline for registration: 19 May 2014

Background

Tuesday 20 May 10.00-1230 CR B (CB)

 Given the complexity and number of processes that will contribute to the development of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is organizing a series of interactive technical briefings for members of delegations and other government officials at the United Nations in New York, and later in Geneva. The overall objective of the briefings is to strengthen knowledge for evidence-based decision making in the formulation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda to be agreed by Member States in September 2015.

The series will feature around 15 different sessions, and will
v Assist participants to access the most up-to-date and essential information coming from the numerous processes that will contribute to the Post-2015 agenda, and key outcomes of ongoing Member States’ discussions in various fora, as well as allowing newly arrived delegates to ‘catch up’;

v Provide a dynamic and interactive space where delegates can exchange views on the Post-2015 development agenda and have a more in-depth discussion, as needed.

The briefings will be facilitated by prominent experts and involve peer-to-peer learning and active involvement of members of delegations. An online resource platform will also be available to support the learning experience.

Content and Structure

 Programme

 Opening
 Global partnership and means of implementation
 Financing for development
 Other means of implementation: Trade, global financial architecture and other issues
 Other means of implementation: Transfer of technology
 Discussion

Invited experts
 Mr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dhaka, former Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the WTO and UN Offices of Geneva and Vienna, former Chair of UNCTAD Governing Board and former Special Advisor on LDCs to UNCTAD Secretary-General
 Mr. Alexander Trepelkov, Director, Financing for Development Office, UN-DESA
 Mr. Alex R. Roehrl, Senior Officer, Division for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA

 

Targeted Audience

 Members of Delegations and other government representatives at the United Nations who would like to improve their knowledge of and access to the most-up-to-date information of the intergovernmental process.

Additional Information

 The event is free and open to the delegates to the United Nations, however online or onsite registration is required.

 Online registration: www.unitar.org/event/post-2015-development-orientation-and-briefing-programme-ix-new-york
 Onsite registration: from 9:30 on 20 May 2014 in the Conference Room B (CB), United Nations Headquarters in New York
 For more information: www.unitar.org/post2015briefing