Tuesday 21 June 2022

Session 1
Opening of the 2021 Annual Meeting

7:30 - 9:00 EDT
 

Transformative Change through UNDP’s Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law, Human Rights, Justice and Security for Sustainable Peace and Development: A New Era of Engagement

Moderator:

Ms. Asako Okai, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director Crisis Bureau, UNDP


7:30-8:30 Welcome and panel discussion

Plenary:

Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Mr. James Christopher Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head, United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

 

H.E Dr. Arnaud Djoubaye Abazène, Minister of State in charge of Justice, Promotion of Human Rights and Good Governance, Keeper of the Seals, Central African Republic

 

Mr. James Christopher Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head, United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

 

H.E Ambassador Yoka Brandt, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations

 

H.E. Mr. ISHIKANE Kimihiro, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

8:30-8:50 Statements from the Floor: 

If representatives from Member States would like to register, please contact Alexandra.Meierhans@undp.org and Yagiz.Oztepe@undp.org

 

8:50-9:00 Closing remarks: 

Ms. Asako Okai, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director, Crisis Bureau, UNDP

Session 2 

9:15 - 10:30 EDT

Human Rights as a Problem-Solving Tool for Sustainable Development
 

Moderator:

Ms. Katy Thompson, Head Rule of Law, Security and Human Right


9:15-09:20 Welcome and moderation:
Ms. Katy Thompson, Head of Rule of Law, Security, and Human Rights, UNDP


9:20-9:25 Opening remarks
Ms. Asako Okai, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director, Crisis Bureau, UNDP


9:25-9:30 Partner reflection: Securing a greener, safer, better future through Our Common Agenda
Ms. Ilze Brands Kehris, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Human Rights Office in New York


9:30-9:40 Keynote presentation: The centrality of human rights for sustainable development
H.E. Ambassador Federico Villlegas Beltrán, President of the Human Rights Council


09:40-10:05 High-level panel: Utilizing human rights to address development challenges

 

  • Engaging NHRIs as cornerstones of human rights systems to further SDG progress

 Ms. Louise Chamberlain, Resident Representative, UNDP Kyrgyz Republic
 

  • Leveraging UPR recommendations to reach development milestones

Mr. Pa Lamin Beyai, Resident Representative, UNDP Sierra Leone

  •  Integrating human rights and SDG systems to increase effectiveness and efficiencies

Ms. Aliona Niculita, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Pakistan

 

10:05-10:25 Q&A with panelists
 

10:25-10:30 Closing remarks
Ms. Asako Okai, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director, Crisis Bureau, UNDP

Session 3

10:45 - 12:00 EDT

People-Centered Security Approach: Joint UN Engagement under the Global Focal Point for the Rule of Law 


Moderator:

Mr. George Conway, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director, Crisis Bureau, UNDP
 

10:45-10:50 Welcome and introduction
 

10:50-10:55 The Relevance of the Rule of Law to Peace and Security and Our Common Agenda
Mr. Eihab Omaish, Director, Rule of Law Unit, Executive Office of the Secretary-General
 

10:55-11:02 UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Policing and UNODC Initiatives in the Security Sector Area

Ms. Delphine Schantz, Representative of UNODC New York Liaison Office, UNODC
 

11:02-11:10 Global Focal Point for the Rule of Law and joint police and security sector programming
Ms. Ann-Marie Orler, Director, Standing Police Capacity, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peace
Operations

 

11:10-11:20 Launch of UNDP – FBA Knowledge Product on People-Centered Approaches to Security
Ms. Emma Skeppström, Head of SSR Unit, Department for Governance, FBA


11:20-11:30 Women, Peace and Security and Local Security Committees in Tunisia
Ms. Cyrine Chaabani, Member Local Security Committee, Tunisia
 

11:30-11:40 Peacebuilding and Interlinkages between Security Sector Reform and People-Centered Security Approach
Mr. Brian James Williams, Chief of the Financing for Peacebuilding Branch, Peacebuilding Support Office


11:40-11:55 Discussion


11:55 – 12:00 Closing remarks 

Mr. George Conway, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director, Crisis Bureau, UNDP

Session 4

12:15 - 13:30 EDT

Environmental Justice: Securing our Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment

Moderator:

Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Director and Executive Coordinator, Nature, Climate and Energy, UNDP (TBC)


12:15-12:20 Welcome and introduction
Ms. Katy Thompson, Head of Rule of Law, Security, and Human Rights, UNDP
 

12:20-12:25 Opening remarks
Ms. Francine Pickup, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UNDP
 

12:25-12:35 Launch of the Environmental Justice strategy
Mr. Fabiano de Andrade Correa, UNDP ROLSHR Environmental Justice Consultant
 

12:35-13:05 Panel discussion:
H.E Ms. Marcela Rios, Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Chile
Mr. David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment
Ms. Sara Omi, President of the Coordinator of Territorial Women Leaders of Mesoamerica and Embera Lead Advisor to the Embera
Women Craftswomen's Association (Panama)

 

13:05-13:25 Moderated Q&A session
 

13:25-13:30 Closing remarks
Ms. Katy Thompson, Head of Rule of Law, Security, and Human Rights, UNDP

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Session 5

8:00 - 9:15 EDT

Heightened Human Rights Due Diligence – Supporting Businesses in Contributing to Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected Areas

Moderator:

Ms. Agi Veres, Director, UNDP Representative Office, Geneva
 

8:00-8:10 Welcome and introduction


8:10-8:20 The responsibility of businesses in conflict-affected areas – framing the issue
Ms. Anita Ramasastry, Member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

 

8:20-8:30 The Heightened Human Rights Due Diligence Guide
Mr. Gerald Pachoud, UNDP consultant

 

8:30-8:37 The consequences of carrying our heightened HRDD: the business angle
Mr. Yann Wyss, Global lead, Social impact, Nestle

8:37-8:44 State support to businesses carrying out heightened HRDD
Mr. Frédéric Chenais, Senior Advisor, Peace and Human Rights Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
 

8:44-8:51 The need for support on heightened HRDD in conflict-affected areas
Ms. Olena Uvarova, Head of International Lab on Business and Human Rights, Yaroslav Mudryi University, Ukraine

 

8:51-9:15 Closing and Q&A

Session 6

9:30 - 12:00 EDT

Annual Consultation with Partners to the Global Programme on Strengthening the Rule of Law, Human Rights, Justice and
Security for Sustainable Peace and Development
(by invitation only)