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(Opening remarks, 1st Session) Achieving sustainable development: Integrating the social, economic and environmental dimensions - ECOSOC Intergration meeting
13 May 2013 -  Opening remarks:

His Excellency Néstor Osorio (Colombia), President of the Economic and Social Council

Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Session 1: Policy convergence for sustainable development

Keynote address:

Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (via videolink)


Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency


His Excellency Michael Anderson, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for the United Nations Development Goals, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Her Excellency Sus Ulbæk, Amba ssador, Global Challenges, Global Green Growth Forum (3GF), Denmark (via videolink)

Ms. Gisela Alonso, President, Cuban Agency of Environment Mr. Ian Noble, Lead Scientist, Global Adaptation Institute, Washington, D.C.

Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Chair, Committee for Development Policy


Ms. Jan McAlpine, Director, United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat

Interactive discussion