The European Union, Human Rights and the UN Millennium Development Goals

Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM 
Grupo Santander
45 E. 53rd. Street
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

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2:30 pm


3:00 pm


-Gonzalo de Las Heras, Director, Grupo Santander

3:10 pm

Opening Remarks

-H. E. Fernando M. Valenzuela, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the United Nations

3:15 pm

Panel: Promoting Human Rights Today


-W. Michael Reisman, Myres S. McDougal Professor of Law, Yale Law School


-H.E. Frank Majoor, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations

-Edward Luck, Director, Center for International Organization, SIPA, Columbia University

4:15 pm

Conversation on Millennium Development Goals


-Üner Kirdar, Senior Adviser to the United Nations

-Bettina Luescher, Spokesperson, United Nations World Food Programme

-Irmy Richardson, German Public Radio

5:30 pm

Closing Keynote Address

-Sir Emyr Jones Parry, Former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations

-Introduced by Wolfgang Schmidt, Director, Foreign Policy Association

6:30 pm

Conference Closes


Sir Emyr Jones Parry, Former UK Ambassador to the UN




Human Rights Panel




Millennium Development Goals Panel




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