UNGA High-Level Conference 2015

UN Post-2015 Development Agenda
Contributions of Private Sector and the Civil Society

Tuesday, 29 September 2015
HSA Conference Room, 4 West 43rd Street New York NY, 10036

08:00am – 09:00am

Opening Welcome Remarks
09:00am – 09:10am
• Huseyin Hurmali, Vice-President of JWF
• Zafer Akin, President of PII


The Roadmap to Sustainable Development Goals – 17 Targets
09:10am – 09:25am

PANEL 1: Contributions of the Civil Society
09:30am – 11:00am

Moderator: Mr. Jeffery Huffines, UN Representative (NY), CIVICUS

• Mr. Sello Hatang, CEO, Nelson Mandela Foundation, South Africa
• Dr. Helmut Dinse, President, Eringerdelf Educational Institution, Germany
• Mr. Besnik Mustafaj, President, The Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilization, Albania
• Mr. Savas Metin, Secretary General, Kimse Yok Mu, Turkey
• Mr. Erik Kabera, Director, Kwetu Film Institute, Gacuriro Kigali, Rwanda

11:00am – 11:15am

PANEL 2: Contributions of Private Sector
11:15am – 12:45pm

Keynote: H.E. Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer, United Nations
Moderator: Ms. Leanne Bayer, Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank Group

• Mr. Lambert Koty, President and CEO, AGETUR, Benin
• Mr. David Hong, Once Acre Fund, East Africa
• Mr. Manoj Gursahani, President, US India Investment Forum, India
• Mr. Christopher Shields, Co-Convener, Timbuktu Renaissance Action Group

1:00pm – 2:00pm

PANEL 3: Perspectives from Member States
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Keynote: H.E. M. Lener Renauld, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of Haiti
Moderator: H.E. Ashok Sajjanhar, Former Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Sweden and Lativa

• Dr. Arben Malaj, President, Institute for Public Policy and Good Governance, Albania
• Hon. Ndeye Awa Mbodj, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, President of the Network of Parliament for Promoting the Defense and the Integration of Senegalese’s Diaspora, Senegal
• Dr. George Francis Nangale, President, Tanzania Red Cross Society, Tanzania
• Dr. Tran Viet Thai, Deputy Director-General & Director, Institute for Foreign and Strategic Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), Vietnam


3:30pm – 3:45pm

PANEL 4: The Way Forward
3:45pm – 5:15pm

Keynote: H.E. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General and
Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN DESA
Moderator: Dr. Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Earth Institute, Columbia University
• Mr. Steve Killelea, President & Founder, Institute for Economics and Peace, Australia
• Mr. Erik Kabera, Director, Kwetu Film Institute, Gacuriro Kigali, Rwanda
• Mr. Laurence Kemball Cook, CEO & Founder, Pavegen, U.K.
• H.E. Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone
• H.E. Fatou Lamin Faye, Minister of Basic and Secondary Education of the Gambia



H.E. Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau, UN Women