Global Policy Forum

The Right to Food:

Organized by Global Policy Forum and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation


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April 23, 2008
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
German House, 2nd Floor, 871 UN Plaza, New York, NY


8:30 – 9:00 AM    Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:15    Welcome

  • H.E. Martin Ney, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN
  • Juergen Stetten, Director, FES New York
  • James A. Paul, Executive Director, GPF
  • 9:15 – 9:45    Keynote Speaker: Introductory Remarks

  • Joachim von Braun, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

    Morning Session: The Current State of World Hunger

    9:45 – 11:30    Panel 1: Trade, Population Growth and Rural Development

  • Katarina Wahlberg, Social and Economic Policy Program Coordinator, Global Policy Forum
  • John Bongaarts, Vice President, Population Council
  • Ví­ctor Suárez, Executive Director, Asociación Nacional de Empresas Comercializadoras del Campo (ANEC, Mexico)

    Chair: Juergen Stetten (FES New York)

  • 11:30 – 11:45    Coffee Break

    11:45 – 1:00 PM    Panel 2: Climate Change, Biofuel Production and Consumption

  • Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Center For Climate Systems Research
  • Tad W. Patzek, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Anna Lappé, Co-Founder, Small Planet Institute

    Chair: H.E. Mr. Claude Heller, Ambassador of Mexico to the UN

  • 1:00 – 2:00    Lunch Break


    Afternoon Session: How Can the UN Respond?

    2:00 – 4:00    Panel 3: Policy Responses

  • Henk-Jan Brinkman, Chief, Food Security Policy and Markets, Policy Planning and Strategy, World Food Program (WFP)
  • Beatrice Rogers, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Hansjoerg Strohmeyer, Head of the Policy Development and Studies branch, UN Office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Fred Mousseau, Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Oxfam
  • John Russell, Lead Sector Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, World Vision, US

    Chair: James A. Paul (Global Policy Forum)

  • 4:00 – 4:30    Concluding Comments

  • Renate Wilke-Launer, Journalist (Germany).
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