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18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?

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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?

Ambassador; Special Representative for Global Sustainable Development, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern
Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations, New York
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

Michael GERBER

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

Head of Communication Bilateral Development Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Bern Programme Manager for Ecuador Programme Manager for Swiss Development Programmes in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka Post-Graduate Programme, "NADEL", Centre for Development and Cooperation, ETH Zürich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Head, Policy Division, SDC - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
 Studies, Political Philosophy, Ethics, History and Social Anthropology, University of Bern
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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

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

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29.08.2015

16:00 - 17:30 The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective? Partner

30.08.2015

09:00 - 10:00 Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, Prevention Partner
12:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Muddling Through or Starting Anew? Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing Instability Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Focusing on Security Policy Partner
18:00 - 20:00 Reception Social
20:00 - 21:30 Young Talents – Los Colorados Culture

31.08.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing Inequality Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and Expectations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities – Future Chances? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European Security Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of Ukraine Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Changemaking in Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade Order Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained Prosperity Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for Democracy Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant’s Skills Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European Defence Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society’s Creativity and How to Achieve Radical Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should Play Breakout
15:00 - 16:30 Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in Focus Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners? Plenary
19:00 - 20:30 CANCELED – Late Night Talk: Islam, “Islamic State” and Violence Plenary

01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30 InDignity Plenary
07:30 - 08:15 Existential Risks Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to Reality Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Concluding Remarks Plenary