Tuesday, October 9, 2012

[EQ] Understanding the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process and Opportunities and Challenges that Lay Ahead - IOM Webinar - 18 Oct. 2012

Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE - PAHO/WHO

Understanding the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process
Opportunities and Challenges that Lay Ahead

18 October 2012 – Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST (Washington, DC USA)

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(This webinar will be delivered In English with simultaneous translation to Spanish and close-captioned for the Hearing impaired)

Website: http://bit.ly/QRmkIB

Related readings:

Realizing the Future We Want for All: Report to the Secretary-General

PDF [58p] available online at: http://bit.ly/SNc9r3

“…..The central challenge of the post-2015 UN development agenda is to ensure that globalization becomes a positive force for all the worlds’ peoples of present and future generations. Globalization offers great opportunities, but its benefits are at present very unevenly shared.

The continuous striving for improvements in material welfare is threatening to surpass the limits of the natural resource base unless there is a radical shift towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production and resource use. Persistent inequalities and struggles over scarce resources are among key determinants of situations of conflict, hunger, insecurity and violence, which in turn are key factors that hold back human development and efforts to achieve sustainable development.

Business as usual thus cannot be an option and transformative change is needed. As the challenges are highly interdependent, a new, more holistic approach is needed to address them. Accordingly, this first report prepared by the UN System-wide Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda recommends:

• A vision for the future that rests on the core values of human rights, equality and sustainability…..”

Health in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda: Thematic Think Piece - UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO

PDF [17p.] at: http://bit.ly/RNN903

The Future We Want - Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly A/RES/66/288- 11, September 2012

English PDF [53p.] at:  http://bit.ly/SKp0ID

Spanish PDF [60p] at: http://bit.ly/QejVFn


Webinar Objectives:

·         Provide an overview of ongoing United Nations (UN) teams and panels focusing on the post-2015 development agenda process.

·         Discuss lessons learned from the MDG agenda process, highlighting perspectives of developing countries.

·         Identify opportunities and challenges that lay ahead with the post-2015 development agenda.


11:00 am      Opening

John Balbus, (moderator)

Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

11:10 am      Overview of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process and Description of Health-Focused


Marie Neira, Director, Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization

Panel Discussion

Lessons Learned from the MDG Agenda

Insights on Opportunities and Challenges with the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process

11:20  am     Amina J. Mohammed (invited)

Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning

CEO/Founder, Center for Development Policy Solutions

11:30 am      Paulo Buss.

Former President, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil

11:40  am     David Serwadda. (invited)

Professor of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere School of Public Health, Uganda

11:50  pm     Discussion


12:25  pm     Closing
John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


12:30 pm      ADJOURN

How to participate

In person: This event is free and open to the public
525 23rd ST NW -Washington DC, 20037 Room 1017

Online: via Blackboard link:

- Spanish room: www.paho.org/virtual/SeminariosSDE 

- English room www.paho.org/virtual/SDESeminars

For those who cannot follow the live seminar, it will be available later at: http://bit.ly/oxoRdS

Contact Information:
Agnes Soares, MD, MPH - Advisor Environmental Epidemiology, SDE
Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO -


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