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United Nations Side Event: Role of Partnerships in the Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

April 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by: the Friends of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR), Econet Wireless, ACCENTURE, and D3 Medicine, in cooperation with the NGO/Branch of the Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

The Role of Partnerships in the Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

8 April 2014 3:00 – 6:00 PM

ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York

The event will open with keynote statements by an ambassador from a developing country, an ambassador from a developed as well as a representative from the NGO community and representatives from the private sector and the UN Secretariat.

The second part of the event will include presentations from a panel of experts on the following two topics:

(a) Vaccines for all: Ensuring and extending the vaccine cold chain to the most vulnerable populations in remote parts of the world utilizing the mobile phone industry in the private sector, the Ministries of Health in the public sector and Energize the Chain in the NGO sector.
(b) Medicines for all: Accelerating the discovery and development of medicines that impact global health by addressing basic and translational research needs, regulatory mechanisms, affordable access, ethical marketing and equitable distribution, all of which cross public, private and NGO sectors.

It is our hope that the discussion will challenge delegations, civil society and United Nations staff to reflect on new and innovative ways to assist developing countries to meet their full potential in ensuring quality access to affordable medicines and healthcare, free from discrimination based on consideration of poverty and gender.

We hope that you would be able to find time in your busy schedule to be part of what promises to be an exciting and provocative celebration and look forward to receiving your reply at your earliest convenience. Please contact Dr. Harvey Rubin (email: rubinh@upenn.edu. Tel: 215 662 6475) with your intention to attend the event. We need this information as soon as possible to issue your pass into the venue.


April 8, 2014
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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