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Sixty-fourth session

29 - 31 March 2011

Geneva

Document Title    
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French
Russian
Biennial Report (1 April 2009-31 March 2011)   E/ECE/1462 PDF PDF PDF
Decision adopted by the sixty-fourth session of the Economic Commission for Europe  
   
Provisional agenda for the sixty-fourth session  
E/ECE/1454
    E/ECE/1454 corr.1
 
Item 2 of the provisional agenda  
Economic integration in the ECE region: developments and new challenges in light of the economic crisis
Note by the secretariat
  E/ECE/1455
  
 
Item 3  
 
Item 4 of the provisional agenda  
New directions and initiatives in the Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia and in the field of innovation
Note by the secretariat
  E/ECE/1456
   
Global road safety and inland water transport
Note by the secretariat
  E/ECE/1457
   
New directions and initiatives in the fields of forests and housing
Note by the secretariat
  E/ECE/1458
   
Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, the Environment and Health Process, Measuring sustainable development
Note by the secretariat
  E/ECE/1459
    E/ECE/1459 corr.1
 
Item 5 of the provisional agenda  
Issues calling for decision by the Commission
Note by the secretariat
  E/ECE/1460
 
Item 6 of the provisional agenda  
Report on the activities of the Executive Committee
Note by the secretariat
  E/ECE/1461
   
Informal documents
           
ECE global outreach: a summary of ECE activities involving non-ECE member States
No. 1    
         
Empowering women for sustainable development
No. 2    

 

 

Document title ENG RUS

29 March 2011

CHAIRED BY:  Mr. Herman De Croo, Minister of State, Belgium
 

10.00 - 10.45

Item 1: Opening and adoption of the agenda

 

OPENING SESSION

Opening remarks

   

Mr. Herman De Croo, Minister of State, Belgium

 

 

 

Mr. Ján Kubiš, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Europe

 
  
 

Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

   
 

10.45 – 13.00

Item 2: Economic integration in the ECE region: developments and new challenges in light of the economic crisis


 

Issues note

   

 

PANEL – PROMOTING ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS IN THE ECE REGION: ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES CREATED BY THE GLOBAL CRISIS AND GLOBALIZATION

Keynote speeches
Presentations
 
Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization
Innovation and intellectual property
   

 

   
Mr. Igor Finogenov, Chairman, Eurasian Development Bank
The role of the Eurasian Development Bank in the integration process in the Eurasian area
 
  
 

 

   
Mr. Gennady Gatilov, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
Importance of integration and the role of the ECE
   

 

   
Mr. Jirí Hlavácek, Vice-Chair of the Bureau of the Preparatory Committee for UNCSD and Director of Department of Multilateral Relations, Ministry of Environment, Czech Republic
Preparatory process for Rio+20
 
  
 

 

Panel discussion    

Mr. Michael Landesmann, Scientific Director, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
The crisis and recovery from the crisis: heterogeneity across the ECE region and comparisons with other emerging regions

   

 

   

Ms. Jennifer Blanke, Director, Head of Global Competitiveness Network, World Economic Forum
Status of the economies in the ECE region in creating competitive and innovative economies

 
  
 

 

   

Mr. Edil Mamytbekov, Deputy Executive Secretary, Commission of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia
Integration in the Customs Union of EurAsEC in a globalized trade environment

 
  
 

 

   

Mr. Alexander Kazakov, Head of Department of Economic Policies, Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
Development of economic integration within EurAsEC and its means of overcoming the consequences of the world financial crisis

   

 

   

Mr. Srdjan Majstorovic, Deputy Director of the European Integration Office, Serbia
EU integration process and regional trade and economic cooperation and integration (CEFTA, BSEC, CEI)

   
   

Interactive discussion

   
 

15:00 - 18:00

Item 3: The role of regional integration and cooperation for promoting sustainable development in the ECE region
: Transport and Trade Infrastructure


 

Issues note

   
 

Keynote presentations

Mr. J.-C. Schneuwly, Head of Section for International Affairs, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland
Transport for sustainable development in the UNECE region - best practices and new challenges

 
  
 
     

Mr. Henri Malosse, President, Employers Group, European Economic and Social Committee
Integrating Eastern Europe and Central Asia into International Supply Chains

   
 

Panel discussion

     
New challenges of infrastructure development in the UNECE region
   
  • Mr. Enes Covrk, Director of IPSA Institute, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Integrated approach towards infrastructure planning
 
  
 
     
  • Mr. András Timár, Professor at Pecs University, Hungary: Integrated approach towards infrastructure financing
 
  
 
     
Transport facilitation for borderless traffic in the UNECE region
  • Mr. Oleksandr Fedorov, Deputy Head of Department, State Customs Service of Ukraine
   
     
   
     
  • Mr. Sergei Negrei, Head of Foreign Trade Activity and Transport Logistics Department, Ministry of Transport and Communications of Belarus
   
     

Ms. Maria Sack, Head of Unit International Associations, Department of European Transport Policy, Deutsche Bahn AG
Strengthening the transport legal framework for better connectivity in the UNECE region - Harmonized conditions to facilitate long distance rail traffic

   

 

   

Ms. Eva Molnar, Director, Transport Division, UNECE
Climate change mitigation policies for Future Inland Transport Systems (ForFITS)

   

 

   

Mr. Nurdaulet Kilybay, Chairman of the Committee for Roads, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Republic of Kazakhstan
State of transport and communications complex

   
     
Implementing Key Trade Facilitation Standards and Recommendations
  • Mr. Edil Mamytbekov, Deputy Executive Secretary, Commission of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia
   
     
  • Mr. Eoin O’Neill, Vice President, Integration Management & Enterprise Architecture, DHL Supply Chain
   
     

 

 

30 March 2011

CHAIRED BY:  Mr. Herman De Croo, Minister of State, Belgium
 

10:00 - 13:00

Item 3 - The role of regional integration and cooperation for promoting sustainable development in the ECE region
: Energy cooperation

Document title ENG
 

Issues note

 
 

Keynote speeches

Mr. Hamrokhon Zarifi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Tajikistan

 

Mr. Fabrizio Barbaso, Deputy Director General Energy, European Commission

 

Mr. Yoshiteru Uramoto, Deputy to the Director-General, UNIDO

 

Mr. Anatoly Yanovsky, Deputy Minister of Energy, Russian Federation

 
 

10:45-11:45

PANEL 1: IMPROVING ENERGY NETWORKS

   

Mr. Hans Riddervold, Director, International Gas Union
Gas supply networks

 
 

Mr. Dimitrios Chaniotis, System Development Manager, European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity
Electricity networks

 

Mr. Nicola Pochettino, Senior Energy Economist, European Investment Bank
Financing of energy projects

 
 

11:50-13:00

PANEL 2:  ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND DIVERSIFICATION OF ENERGY SOURCES

   

Mr. Reid Detchon, Vice-President for Energy and Climate, United Nations Foundation
Consumer energy efficiency

 
   

Mr. Nick Otter, CEO, Global CCS Institute
Strategies for diversification of energy sources

 
   

Mr. Patrice Dreiski, Senior Expert, Energy Charter Secretariat
The Energy Charter Treaty: a multilateral tool for energy cooperation, energy security and investor confidence

 

 

 

                    Document Title          ENG
Programme
   
Gender Roundtable Info
   
Empowering women for sustainable development
Informal Document No. 2
 
   
 
Presentations
Mr. Jean-François Kammer
Ambassador, Council of Europe
   
Ms. Irene Dankelman
Director, IRDANA Advice
   
Ms. Saniye Gülser Corat
Director, Division for Gender Equality, UNESCO
   
Ms. Maryna Saprykina
Director, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility Development, Ukraine  
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