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Webinar: Understanding the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process

 Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE - PAHO/WHO

Understanding the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process
Opportunities and Challenges that Lay Ahead

18 October 2012 – Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT ( Washington, DC USA)

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(This webinar will be delivered In English with simultaneous translation to Spanish and close-captioned  for the Hearing impaired)


Related readings:

Realizing the Future We Want for All: Report to the Secretary-General


Health in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda: Thematic Think Piece

The Future We Want (Resolution adopted by the General Assembly)




Webinar Objectives:

·         Provide an overview of ongoing United Nations (UN) teams and panels focusing on the post-2015 development agenda process.

·         Discuss lessons learned from the MDG agenda process, highlighting perspectives of developing countries.

·         Identify opportunities and challenges that lay ahead with the post-2015 development agenda.

11:00 am      Opening

John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H. (moderator)

Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


11:10 am      Overview of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process and Description of Health-Focused


Marie Neira, M.D.

Director, Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization

Panel Discussion

Lessons Learned from the MDG Agenda

Insights on Opportunities and Challenges with the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process


11:20  am     Amina J. Mohammed (invited)

Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning

CEO/Founder, Center for Development Policy Solutions


11:30 am      Paulo Buss, M.D., M.P.H.

Former President, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil


11:40  am     David Serwadda, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., M.Med., M.P.H. (invited)

Professor of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere School of Public Health, Uganda


11:50  pm     Discussion


12:25  pm     Closing John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H.


12:30 pm      ADJOURN

How to participate

In person: This event is free and open to the public
525 23rd ST NW
Washington DC, 20037
Room 1017

Online: via Blackboard link:

- Spanish room: 

- English room

For those who cannot follow the live seminar, it will be available later at:

Regional Office of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel: +1-(202) 974-3000 Fax: +1-(202) 974-3663