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Strengthening the Global Partnership for Development: A Roundtable at the UN Human Rights Council's 2012 Social Forum

Date: 3 Oct 2012

  • Time: 10:00-11:30
  • Location: Salle XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Counterpart(s): OHCHR

UNRISD Director Sarah Cook will be speaking at this Roundtable event, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), as part of the United Nations Human Rights Council's 2012 Social Forum.


  • Cécile Molinier, Director, UNDP Geneva
  • Sarah Cook, Director, UNRISD
  • Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD
  • Ali Jazairy, Head, Innovation and Technology Transfer Section, WIPO
  • Stephen Pursey, Director, Policy Integration Department and Senior Adviser to the Director-General, ILO
  • Hans-Peter Werner, Counsellor, Development Division, WTO

Moderated by Jyoti Sanghera, Chief, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section, OHCHR

About the Human Rights Council's Social Forum

The United Nations Human Rights Social Forum is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Human Rights Council. It serves as a unique space for open and interactive dialogue between the representatives of Member States, civil society, including grass-roots organizations, and intergovernmental organizations on issues linked to creating a national and international environment for the promotion of the enjoyment of all human rights by all. The theme of the 2012 Social Forum is “people-centred development and globalization.”

The 2012 Social Forum will address:
  • People-centred development and global governance in an era of multiple challenges and social transformation
  • Promoting measures and actions for participatory development and democratic governance
  • Enhancing a globally enabling environment for development

For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat of the Social Forum (Tel: 41 22 928 9448 / Fax: + 41 22 928 9010; e-mail: socialforum@ohchr.org or visit the website.