Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
German Mission to the UN
As a preparatory event for the September 2010 MDG Summit, FES New York, Global Policy Forum and Social Watch convened a high-level luncheon panel to discuss alternative measures and models of development and link them with political discussions about the concrete actions needed to achieve progress in economic and social development.
Highlights from the panel:
· “The present model of development is not working – even for the countries that created it!”
–Roberto Bissio (Coordinator, Social Watch)
· “We advocate investment in women and girls because of the multi-generational multiplier effect.”
–Helen Clark (Administrator, United Nations Development Programme)
· “The development of a new paradigm is not something that can be imposed top down, but has to be the product of a consensus in the country.”
–René Ramírez (National Secretary of Planning and Development, Republic of Ecuador)
· “The Financial Transaction Tax combines the interests of those in developing countries with those in developed countries-that is why it is so important.”
–Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (Member of Parliament, Germany)