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Rio + 20 – The Future of our Environment

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Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, New York
Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, London
European Commissioner for Development, Brussels
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, New York
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

B.A. Anne ANDERSON

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, New York

Bachelor of Arts, University College Dublin; Third Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, Geneva Political Division, Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin First Secretary, Embassy of Ireland, Washington Counsellor, Anglo-Irish Division, Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin Assistant Secretary General, Administration Division, Dublin Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, Geneva Permanent Representative of Ireland to the European Union, Brussels Ambassador of Ireland to France, Paris (concurrently to Monaco)
1972
1976-1980
1980-1983
1983-1987
1987-1991
1991-1995
1995-2001
2001-2005
2005-2009

BSc Felix DODDS

Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, London

Teacher, Khartoum, Sudan Teacher, Harlington Comprehensive School, London Regional Officer, United Nations Association UK Campaign Director, United Nations Association UK Co-ordinator and Originator, UNED-UK , United Nations Environment and Development UK Committee
1981-1982
1982-1988
1988-1992
1991-1992
1992-1999

Andris PIEBALGS

European Commissioner for Development, Brussels

Graduated in Physics, University of Latvia Teacher, Headmaster, Secondary School No1, Valmiera Desk officer, Head of Department, Ministry of Education of Latvia Minister of Education of Latvia Member of Parliament of Latvia, Chairman, Budget and Finance Committee Minister of Finance of Latvia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, Republic of Estonia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, European Union Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, responsible for Latvia's relations with the European Union Head of Cabinet of the Member of European Commission, Kalniete Member of European Commission, Commissioner for Energy
1980
1980-1988
1988-1990
1990-1993
1993-1994
1994-1995
1995-1997
1998-2003
2003-2004
2004
2004-2010

Maria Luiza RIBEIRO VIOTTI

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, New York

 A graduate in Economics, Ambassador Ribeiro Viotti entered the Brazilian diplomatic service in 1976, after studying at the Rio Branco Institute, the Brazilian diplomatic academy.
 
 While in Brasilia, she worked in trade promotion, multilateral affairs and relations with South American countries. She was also Director-General for Human Rights and Director-General for International Organizations at the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil.
 
 She was posted twice to the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, before becoming the first woman to occupy the position of Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN. She also served at the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, where she was the head of the economic sector. She wrote a thesis on "Natural Gas in the relations between Brazil and Bolivia", which she presented at the Course of High Level Studies at the Rio Branco Institute.

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
1977
1977-1978
1978
1979
1982-1986
1986-1990
1991-1993
1993-1995
1995-1999
1999-2003
2002-2004
2003-2004
2003-2008
2008-2011
2009-2010
2011
2011-2015
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Political Symposium

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26.08.2012

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The Future of European Integration Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Special Lecture: Immigration Country Seeks Immigration Policy Plenary

27.08.2012

07:30 - 09:00 Rio + 20 – The Future of our Environment Plenary
09:30 - 11:00 Feeding Future Generations Plenary
13:00 - 14:30 Development Policy – Creative Industries Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 European Security in the 21st Century Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Social Media, Mobilisation and Political Participation Plenary

28.08.2012

07:00 - 08:30 Arab Spring: A Revolution of Expectations Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 The Future of the Young in Europe: Alpbach Expectations Plenary
10:20 - 10:30 Closing Remarks Plenary