Co-Chairs Announced for Post-2015 Summit Interactive Dialogues
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UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa has announced the Heads of State and Government who will serve as co-Chairs of each interactive dialogue session during the UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda (Sustainable Development Summit), taking place on 25-27 September 2015.

In his letter accompanying the list, Kutesa indicates that the selection of co-Chairs was based on submissions as well as consultations with the regional groups of Member States.

post2015_summit31 August 2015: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa has announced the Heads of State and Government who will serve as Co-Chairs of each interactive dialogue session during the UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda (Sustainable Development Summit), taking place on 25-27 September 2015. In his letter accompanying the list, Kutesa indicates that the selection of Co-Chairs was based on submissions as well as consultations with the regional groups of Member States.

The themes and Co-Chairs of the six dialogue sessions are: Ending poverty and hunger – Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia, and Ralph Gonzalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Tackling inequalities, empowering women and girls and leaving no one behind – Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovia, President of the Republic of Croatia, and Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; Fostering sustainable economic growth, transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production (SCP) – Charles Michel, Prime Minister of Belgium, and Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; Protecting our planet and combating climate change – François Hollande, President of France, and Ollanta Humala, President of the Republic of Peru; Building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions to achieve sustainable development – Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, and Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile; and Delivering on a revised Global Partnership – Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, and Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of Turkey.

Each dialogue session is three hours long. Speakers are asked to limit their interventions to three minutes each, in order to “optimize participation by Member States, Observers, UN system and stakeholders,” according to Kutesa’s letter. [Letter and List of Co-Chairs] [IISD RS Story on Six Interactive Dialogues] [IISD RS Story on Organizational Arrangements for Summit] [IISD RS Meeting Coverage]


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