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Committee on South-South Cooperation on the occasion of the thirty third session of ECLAC

The ECLAC secretariat presented for consideration by delegations the report on the activities of the ECLAC system to promote and support South-South cooperation during the biennium 2008-2009, which examines the characteristics of South-South cooperation and multilateral assistance channelled through the United Nations.

Brasilia, Brazil - 30 May-1 Jun 2010

Description

El trigésimo tercer período de sesiones de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) tuvo lugar en la ciudad de Brasilia del 30 de mayo al 1 de junio de 2010. Los Estados miembros, mediante la resolución 643 (XXXII) aprobada en el trigésimo segundo período de sesiones de la CEPAL (Santo Domingo, 9 a 13 de junio de 2008), acordaron que el Brasil sería el país sede de esta reunión. 

El período de sesiones es la reunión bienal más importante de la CEPAL. Ofrece un foro que permite analizar temas de importancia para el desarrollo de los países de la región y examinar la marcha de las actividades de la Comisión. 

Programme

30 May/  Room 1

9 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.Opening ceremony
• Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
• Pedro Carneiro de Mendonça, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs of Brazil 9.30 a.m. – 9.45 a.m. Election of officers and adoption of the agenda

9.45 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. Presentation of the report on the activities of the Commission from January 2008 to December 2009 and of the draft programme of work of the ECLAC system, 2012-2013
• Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC

10.30 a.m. – 10.50 a.m. Reports on the activities of the subsidiary bodies of ECLAC
• Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC), presented by the delegation of Grenada
• Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, presented by the delegation of Ecuador
• Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC, presented by the delegation of the Dominican Republic
• ECLAC Ad Hoc Committee on Population and Development, presented by the delegation of Cuba

10.50 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Statements by the delegations
Note: from 11 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. coffee will be available for participants outside the room. There will be no break for coffee.

12.30 p.m. to 1.15 p.m  Side event: Presentation Energy for a sustainable future: the vision of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisory Group on Energy
• Introduction: Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC
• Speaker: Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

1.15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch

3 p.m. – 3.15 p.m. Room 1 Committee on South-South Cooperation Election of officers and adoption of the agenda

3.15 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. Statement by the Chairperson of the Committee on South-South Cooperation

3.45 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Presentation of the report on activities of the ECLAC system to promote and support South-South cooperation during the 2008-2009 biennium and presentation of the document prepared by the secretariat, “International cooperation in the new global context: reflections from Latin America and the Caribbean”
• Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC Note: from 4.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. coffee will be available for participants outside the room. There will be no break for coffee.

4.30 p.m. – 5.15 p.m. Comments by:
• Enrique Iglesias, Secretary-General of the Ibero-American Secretariat (SEGIB)
• José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS)
• Heraldo Muñoz, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

5.15 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Statements by the delegations and other participants on the two presentations

7.30 p.m. Preliminary review of the draft resolution on the Committee on South-South Cooperation

8 p.m. Reception hosted by the Executive Secretary of ECLAC for participating delegations to commemorate 50 years of activities by the ECLAC office in Brazil and celebrate the launch of the hundredth edition of the CEPAL Review Panoramico room at the Royal Tulip Brasília Alvorada Hotel