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2011 Social Forum



Statements and Presentations



Day 1: The promotion and effective realization of the right to development, in the context of the commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development


 

Opening of the Social Forum

Development challenges and futures

Statements made during the interactive debate

Declaration on the Right to Development at 25

Statements made during the interactive debate

Day 2: Measures and actions needed to make the right to development a reality for everyone at the local, national, regional and international levels, including the role and contribution of civil society and non-governmental organizations
 


Legal and social action strategies and right to development

Statements made during the interactive debate

Social Justice and right to development

Statements made during the interactive debate

Innovative approaches to participation and accountability in development



Day 3: International assistance and cooperation, as well as the promotion of an enabling environment for the realization of the right to development


International institutional framework: an enabling environment for right to development?

Statements made during the interactive debate

Financing for development

  • Mr. Aldo Caliari, Director, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, Center of Concern - Regulating finance as if human rights really mattered
  • Ms. Andrea Shemberg, Legal Consultant - Principles for responsible contracts, Integrating human rights risks into investment contract negotiations
  • Mr. Roberto Bissio, Coordinator, International Secretariat of Social Watch, Uruguay – The Future of the multilateral aid system and debt relief
  • Ms. Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Division of Legal Affairs, WTO – The WTO and the Right to Development
  • Ms. Jane Nalunga, SEATINI, Uganda - Understanding the implications of multilateral and bilateral trade agreements on the right to development and social welfare in Uganda
  • Mr. Tenu Avafia, Policy specialist on intellectual property, innovation and trade, UNDP HIV/AIDS Group, NY- The role of intellectual property in facilitating or impeding access to pharmaceutical products

Statements made during the interactive debate

Conclusions and recommendations

  • Mr. Felix Kirchmeier, Senior Program Officer (Human Rights and Development), Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung - 25th anniversary and the contribution of Social Forum

Closing Remarks of the Chairperson-Rapporteur