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

7 May 2014|Event

The thirty-fifth session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) was hold in Lima from 5 to 9 May 2014. By resolution 661(XXXIV), adopted at the thirty-fourth session of ECLAC (San Salvador, 27 to 31 August 2012), member States agreed that Peru would host the meeting. The session is the most important event of each biennium for ECLAC. It provides a forum for the consideration of issues of importance for the development of the countries of the region and an opportunity to review the progress of the Commission's activities.

The Committee on South-South Cooperation was held in the framework of the Thirty-fifh session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Lima, on 7 May 2014.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 Plenary room

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Committee on South-South Cooperation

9 – 9.10 a.m. Welcoming remarks
by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

9.10 – 9.20 a.m. Election of officers and adoption of the agenda

9.20 – 9.40 a.m. Report on technical cooperation activities
by Raúl García Buchaca, Chief, Programme Planning and Operations Division of ECLAC

9.40 – 11 a.m. Panel: International cooperation for equality
moderated by Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC

Group 1:

  • Hege Araldsen, Ambassador of Norway in Chile
  • Jean-Paul Joulia, Head of Unit, Regional Programmes for Latin America and Caribbean of the European Commission
  • Christian Abstein, Regional Cooperation Adviser of the Embassy of Germany in Peru
  • Benedicte Bull, Professor at the University of Oslo

Group 2:

  • Moni Pizani, Regional Director for Latin America of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWomen)
  • Michel Schlaifer, Regional Cooperation Adviser of France
  •  Inmaculada Zamora, Coordinator of the EUROsociAL programme
  • Tarcila Rivera, Director of the Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru Final comments on the panel and report on the study on structural gaps in Costa Rica, by Daniel Titleman, Chief of the Financing for Development Division of ECLAC

11 – 11.15 a.m. Coffee break

11.15 a.m.–13.00 p.m. Report on follow-up to the agreements adopted by the Presiding Officers of the Committee on South-South Cooperation during the period 2012-2013
• Report on indicators of South-South cooperation, by Fernando Prada, consultant from the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI)

1 -3 p.m. Lunch

 3 – 3.30 p.m. Presentation of the document Regional integration: Towards an inclusive value chain strategy,
by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, and Osvaldo Rosales, Chief of the International Trade and Integration Division of ECLAC

3.30 – 4.45 p.m. Comments by:

  • Eda Rivas Franchini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Peru
  • Danilo Astori, Vice-President of Uruguay
  • Antonio José Ferreira Simões, Ambassador, Undersecretary-General for South and Central America and the Caribbean of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil
  • Rogelio Garza Garza, Undersecretary of Industry and Commerce of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico
  • Hugo Martínez, Secretary-General of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  • Ricardo Carneiro, Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana

4.45 – 5 p.m. Coffee break

5 – 6 p.m. Discussion Room 2

6 p.m. Meeting of heads of delegation