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Dialogues on eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world in the framework of sustainable development.

Room 1

Session |
Fri, 28/04/2017 - 09:00 to 13:00

Moderator: Cristián Barros Melet, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations and Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

“The challenges of integrating the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development”, by Ambassador Juan Somavía, Director of the Andrés Bello Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and former President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (10 minutes)

(Under agenda item 7, Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14 will be addressed at three round tables devoted to the three dimensions of sustainable development; round table 1:
the economic dimension; round table 2: the social dimension and round table 3: the environmental dimension.)

Round table 1: The economic dimension
Introduction to the economic dimension, by Huge Beteta, Chief of the ECLAC subregional headquarters in Mexico (3 minutes)

  • Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary General of the Ibero-American Secretariat (SEGIB)
  • Ileana Núñez Mordoche, Vice-Minister of Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba
  • Peter David Phillips, former Minister of Finance and President of the People’s National Party of Jamaica
  • Edison Alleyne, Permanent Secretary, Special Assignments-Sustainable Development, Barbados
  • Miguel Rincón Arredondo, CEO of Bio-PAPPEL, Mexico
  • Pablo Sanguinetti, Chief Economist of the Development Bank of Latin America-CAF

Round table 2: The social dimension
Introductory remarks by Laís Abramo, Chief of the Social Development Division of ECLAC (3 minutes)

Marcos Barraza, Minister of Social Development of Chile
Esteban Caballero, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Rafael Freire, Representative of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (CSA)
María Antonieta Alcalde Castro, Advocacy Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
• Max Trejo Cervantes, Secretary-General of the International Youth Organization for Ibero-America (OIJ)

Round table 3: The environmental dimension
Introductory remarks by Joseluis Samaniego, Chief of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC (3 minutes)

  • E. Alistair Edwards, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Cooperatives of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Boris Graizbord, Coordinator of the Advanced Studies Programme in Sustainable Development and Environment of Colegio de México
  • Leo Heileman, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Rubens Born, expert of the Grupo Esquel Brasil Foundation (FGEB) of Brazil
  • Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction