Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Roundtable IV
Achieving the MDGs in Our Changing World
9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M..

Developing countries, in particular, are experiencing swift demographic transitions with sharp rises in
the populations of young people and older persons, increased urbanization and globalization. Closely
associated with these issues are migration and other influences, as well as environmental deterioration
and climate change. The fourth Roundtable will examine such issues as:
  • How to ensure flexibility within the MDG agenda so that governments and the international community are
      not diverted from responding in a timely way to these changes? h
  • To what extent can more attention be focused on the “other diseases” of MDG 6, in particular chronic
      diseases that represent a large and increasing proportion of the financial, social and health burden in many
      poor countries? h
  • What can be done to focus more attention on the second target of MDG 5 (access to sexual and
      reproductive health) especially in relation to youth? h
  • How can NGOs help to minimize the impact of the global financial crisis on progress towards advancing
      global health and achieving the MDGs?h
  • Most importantly, what actions can NGOs and civil society activists take after 2015 to maintain

       Lindy Joubert, moderator (Australia)
       Jamesa Wagwau (Kenya)
       Dharmapriya Wesumperuma (Sri Lanka)
       Dr. Sue Wareham (Australia)
       Dr. Caleb Otto (Palau)


    Morning Tea: 11:00 – 11:30 A.M.

    Various Rooms in MCEC
    11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
    Networking Lunch at the Exhibits Area
    1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
    Various Rooms in MCEC
    2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
    Afternoon Tea: 4:00 – 4:30 P.M.
    4:30 P.M.
    Kiyo Akasaka
    Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information
    Keynote Addresses
    Mick Gooda
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
    Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein (via videotape)
    Closing Remarks
    Sir George Alleyne
    Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
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    Christopher Varney
    Former Australian Youth Ambassador
    Jeffery Huffines
    Chair, NGO/DPI Executive Committee
    NGO Closing Statement and Presentation of Conference Declaration
    Mary Norton
    Chair, 63rd Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference
    Kiyo Akasaka
    Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information