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18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?

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Breakout / Keynote & Working Group
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2015 will see the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – a new global framework that will guide national and international efforts to eradicate poverty, achieve sustainable development and promote equality for the next 15 years. In contrast to earlier frameworks like the Millennium Development Goals, the Post-2015 Agenda – with the Sustainable Development Goals at its core – will be universal: both developed and developing countries will be obliged to implement them. What does the Post-2015 Agenda mean for Europe? How can its goals be implemented in Europe?

Speakers

Ambassador; Special Representative for Global Sustainable Development, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern Key Note
Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations, New York Key Note
Member of Parliament, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria, Vienna
Secretary General, ICC Belgium - International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, Brussels
Vice President, Sustainability Partnerships, Firmenich; Chair of the Board, United Nations Global Compact Network Switzerland, Geneva
Member, foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik - Forum de politique étrangère, Zurich Chair

Michael GERBER

Ambassador; Special Representative for Global Sustainable Development, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern

 Studies, Political Philosophy, Ethics, History and Social Anthropology, University of Bern
2002-2006 Head of Communication Bilateral Development Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Bern
2004-2006 Programme Manager for Ecuador
2006-2009 Programme Manager for Swiss Development Programmes in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka
2006-2009 Post-Graduate Programme, "NADEL", Centre for Development and Cooperation, ETH Zürich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
2009-2012 Head, Policy Division, SDC - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
since 2012 Ambassador; Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affair

Amina J. MOHAMMED

Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations, New York

 Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria is the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.
 Ms. Mohammed was previously Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals after serving three Presidents over a period of six years. In 2005 she was charged with the coordination of the debt relief funds ($1 billion per annum) towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. From 2002-2005, Ms. Mohammed served as coordinator of the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project.

Petra BAYR

Member of Parliament, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria, Vienna

1984-1985 Freelancer, different youth magazines and ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
1984-1997 Youth Section, Trade Union for Private Employees
1985-2002 Activist, Women’s Section, Trade Union for Private Employees
since 1986 Activist, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria in Favoriten (10th district), Vienna
1986 Inscription, Studies of Sociology and Pedagogy, University of Vienna
1986-1996 Moderator and Coach, Extracurricular Youth Work
1990-1992 Chair, ÖBJR- Women’s Commission, Austrian Youth Council
1994-1996 Member, District Parliament of Favoriten (10th district), Vienna
1994-1997 Employee, ÖIAG - Austrian Industry Holding Corporation
1994-1996 Parliamentary Assistant
1996-2002 Member, Vienna City Council, Vienna
1997-2001 Coordinator, ega - Communications- and Culture-Centre for Women
1999-2001 Chair, Young Generation, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria in Favoriten (10th district), Vienna
1999-2003 Chair, Young Generation, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria, Vienna and Member of the Executive Board, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria, Vienna
since 2000 Chair, Women’s Organisation in Favoriten, and Deputy Chair, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria in Favoriten (10th district), Vienna
since 2001 Public Relations, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria, Vienna
since 2002 Member of the Austrian Parliament, Spokesperson for Global Development, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria
2003 Founder, Plattform stopFGM
2008-2010 Co-Chair, Leadership and Accountability Programme Committee and Member, Conference Coordination Committee, XVIII International Aids Conference, Vienna
since 2009 Deputy Chair, Women’s Organisation, SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria, Vienna
since 2009 Member, Executive Committee, EPF - European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development
since 2010 Deputy Chair, Globe Europe (Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment)
since 2011 Head, Austrian Section, AWEPA - Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa
since 2011 Member, Governing Council, AWEPA - Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa
2011-2013 Master of Arts in Human RightsDanube University Krems
since 2012 Member, Board of Trustees, Rechtskomitee Lambda
since 2012 Vice-President, EPF - European Parliamentarian Forum on Population and Development
since 2012 Member, Advisory Group on HIV/AIDS and Maternal and Child Health, IPU - Inter Parliamentarian Union
since 2012 Senior Parliamentarian Advisor, FGM Programmes, AWEPA International - Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa
since 2013 Member, Steering Committee, Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
since 2015 Board Member and Co-Convenor Gender Equality and Population Programme, PGA - Parliamentarians for Global Action,
since 2015 Member, Governing Council, AWEPA International - Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa

Mathieu MAES

Secretary General, ICC Belgium - International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, Brussels

 Mathieu Maes is currently the Secretary General of the Belgian committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Belgium).
 Before engaging in international trade policy, he has been actively involved in international trade, acting, among other responsibilities, during eight years as the head of the Benelux distribution of one of the most important high-end design office furniture manufacturer in Italy, and he served a few years at the European Commission.
 Committed to multilateralism and a responsible globalization, he was actively engaged in the creation of the International Business Institute and the development of the foundation No to Counterfeiting and Piracy.
 Korean adoptee in Belgium, he is the proud father of two daughters.
 His educational background include Law studies at Facultés universitaires 'Saint-Louis' in Brussels, and Political, Economic and Social Sciences at Université catholique de Louvain

Dr. Bérangère MAGARINOS-RUCHAT

Vice President, Sustainability Partnerships, Firmenich; Chair of the Board, United Nations Global Compact Network Switzerland, Geneva

 Bérangère started her career as a consultant specialized in change management. She joined the United Nations System Staff College in 1998 where she led the Partners in Action Program working in more than 20 countries, from Africa to Asia. In 2004 she joined GAIN, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At GAIN Berry was Director of Partnerships. In that position she created the GAIN Business Alliance, a global network of Food and Beverage companies interested in nutrition issues. Berry joined Firmenich in 2010 where she leads Sustainability Partnerships. Before that she was a member of the Firmenich sustainability board for 3 years. Berry has a PhD in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, New York, as well as a postgraduate in Public Private Partnership Management from Cambridge University and a postgraduate in Social Innovation from Stanford. Berry is teaching twice a year at the Political Science Institute in Paris and has published books and articles on Public Management and partnerships. Berry is the chair of the United Nations Global Compact Network Switzerland, she seats on the Advisory Committee of the Zermatt Summit Foundation, the Investment Committee of the Livelihood Fund and the Steering Committee of the Toilet Board Coalition.

Political Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2015

18:00 - 19:30The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective?Partner

30.08.2015

11:00 - 12:00Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, PreventionPartner
14:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:00Muddling Through or Starting Anew?Plenary
18:30 - 20:00Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing InstabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Focusing on Security PolicyPartner
20:00 - 22:00ReceptionSocial
22:00 - 23:30Young Talents - Los ColoradosCulture

31.08.2015

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Changemaking in EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of UkraineBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and ExpectationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing InequalityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European SecurityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities - Future Chances?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained ProsperityBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for DemocracyBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society's Creativity and How to Achieve Radical ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant's SkillsBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European DefenceBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade OrderBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should PlayBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in FocusPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners?Plenary
21:00 - 22:30CANCELED - Late Night Talk: Islam, "Islamic State" and ViolencePlenary

01.09.2015

09:00 - 09:30InDignityPlenary
09:30 - 10:15Existential RisksPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to RealityPlenary
12:15 - 12:30Concluding RemarksPlenary