The United Nations System Delivering as one on Climate Change

16 December 2009 ,from 18:00 to 19:15 Hrs

The United Nations Secretary‐General and the Executive Heads of several UN system organizations participated in an interactive discussion with the audience on the UN system’s efforts to address climate change.

Mr. Mohamed T. El‐Ashry, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation

18:00 Welcoming statements
Mr. Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on ClimateChange
Ms. Lykke Friis, Minister for Climate and Energy, Denmark

18:10 Opening remarks
Mr. Ban Ki‐moon, Secretary‐General of the United Nations

18:15 –19:15 Interactive discussion in response to questions from the audience

UN system Chief Executives on stage:

Ms. Irina Bokova, Director‐General, (UNESCO)
Mr. Raymond Benjamin, Secretary‐General, (ICAO)
Mr. Edouard Dayan, Director‐General, (UPU)
Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary‐General, (ITU)
Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary‐General,  (WMO)
Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary‐General,  (IMO)
Dr. Francis Gurry, Director‐General, (WIPO)
Mr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director‐General, (UNIDO)
Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary‐General, (UNWTO)
Miss Helen Clark, Administrator, (UNDP)
Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, (UNEP)
Mr. Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Ms. Josette Sheeran, Executive Director, (WFP)
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director, UN‐Habitat
Mr. Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, (UNAIDS)
Ms. Katherine Sierra, Vice President for Sustainable Development, The World Bank
Mr. Sha Zukang, United Nations Under‐Secretary‐General for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
Mr. John Holmes, Under‐Secretary‐General (UN-OCHA) and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Mr. Jan Kubis, Executive Secretary, (UNECE), representing the UN Regional Commissions

Senior UN system participants in the audience:
Ms. Monique Barbut, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Mr. Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom, Special Representative of the UN Secretary‐General (UNISDR)
Ms. Kyung‐wha Kang, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Mr. Jan Mattsson, Executive Director, UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Ms. Inés Alberdi, Executive Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Ms. Flavia Pansieri, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Ms. Sachiko Yamamoto, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, (ILO)
Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Public Health and Environment Department, (WHO)
Mr. George Kell, Executive Director, Global Compact Office, United Nations
Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director, CEB Secretariat