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Communication for development: Using ICT and broadband to accelerate social and economic development
12 Nov 2012 -  Opening remarks by the Co-Chairs:
- His Excellency George Wilfred Talbot, Chair of the Second Committee and Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations
-His Excellency Henry Mac-Donald, Chair of the Third Committee and Permanent Representative of Suriname to the United Nations
Introductory statement:
-Mr. Martin Mogwanja, Deputy Executive Director of Management, United Nations Children’s Fund
- Mr. Rafael Obregon, Chief, Communication for Development Unit, UnitedNations Children’s Fund
- Ms. Jasna Matić, Special Advisor for Competitiveness and Knowledge Economy, Ministry of Finance and Economy, and member of the Broadband Commission, Serbia
-Mr. Darrell E. Owen, Senior ICT Consultant, United States Agency for International Development
- Ms. Alethea Clark-Lodge, Programme Manager, Public-Private Partnerships,Microsoft
- Mr. Luis Fernando Lozano, Director, Compartel, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Colombia
Lead discussants:
- Mr. Gary Fowlie, Head, International Telecommunication Union Liaison Office to the United Nations
- Ms. Suzanne Bilello, Senior Public Information and Liaison Officer, United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization
- Mr. Vladimir Cuk, Head, New York Secretariat, International Disability Alliance
Presentations followed by an interactive discussion