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24 September 2013 - 1:15pm - Side event on innovative financing for development

Press can access the event with UN escort from room S-250 (Conference Building – Floor 2)
(Allow 15min for escort)

Side event of the Leading Group on innovative financing for development
September, 24th 2013 – 1:15 to 2:45 pm
UN Conference Building, New York. Conference room #3

“Innovative financing for development: what role in the means of implementation of the post-2015 Development Agenda?”

1:15 – 1:35 pm : Opening (20 min)

Nigerian Presidency of the Leading group represented by :
—  Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance
—  Mr Bashir Yuguda, Ambassador, Minister of State for Works and supervising Minister of National Planning

Mr Philippe Douste-Blazy, Under Secretary General of the United Nations in charge of innovative financing for development

1:35 – 2:05 pm Financing the post-2015 Development Agenda with an innovative strategy (ie the articulation between ODA, innovative financing and the fight against illicit financial flows)

Opening remarks: Mr Pascal Canfin, Minister in charge of Development (FRANCE)


Ms Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on post-2015 Development Planning
Mr Lapo Pistelli, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs (ITALY)
Mr Raymond Offenheiser, Director of Oxfam America
Ms Heidi Hautala, Minister of International Development (FINLAND)

Questions & Answers

2:05 – 2:35 pm What role for the private sector in innovative financing initiatives in the context of the post-2015 Development Agenda

Opening remarks: Ms Rebeca Grynspan, Associate Administrator of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Mr Alfredo Moreno, Minister of External Affairs (CHILE) Mr Andris Piebalgs, EU Development Commissioner Mr Mark Suzman, Managing Director of International Policy and Advocacy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Questions & Answers

2:35 – 2:45 pm Closing (10 min)

Ms Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President of the African Union Commission*
Mr Mahinda Rajapakse, President of the Republic of SRI LANKA


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