13-14 June 2013
On 13 and 14 June 2013, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will host the high-ranking Flagship Forum “The Rise of the South and New Development Partnerships” in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Association of Germany (UNA-Germany). A number of former developing countries have undergone major transformations in recent decades and have become regional and global players with increasing economic and political clout. The successful rise of these countries offers opportunities for new partnerships aiming both at addressing global challenges and promoting human development worldwide.
For decades, the BMZ has cooperated successfully with the rising powers of India, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and South Africa and has supported their sustainable development. In 2011, BMZ published a strategy paper defining the framework for future development cooperation with what are known as Global Development Partners. The BMZ and UNDP would like to use this event and the publication of the 2013 Human Development Report entitled “The Rise of the South” as an opportunity to promote lively discussion on the implications of this rise and potential opportunities for further strengthening partnerships for development with the rising powers. With this in mind the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel, has invited to Berlin national and international representatives from politics, business, academia and civil society.
The Development Policy Forum of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is responsible for organising the Flagship Forum on behalf of the BMZ.
The conference will be opened by Ursula Müller, BMZ Director-General for Policy Issues and Political Governance of Bilateral Development Cooperation and Sectoral Affairs. Khalid Malik, Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the 2013 Human Development Report (HDR) “The Rise of the South”, will then present the report’s main messages. Following this presentation the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel, will give an interview highlighting the opportunities for new forms of cooperation. Afterwards the first high-level panel will discuss the main messages of HDR 2013 and the implications of the rise of the South for human development. In the afternoon, three parallel interactive workshop sessions will give all participants the opportunity to openly debate more specific aspects of the conference theme in small groups with international experts.
The second day will open with presentations of the workshop sessions of the previous day. A second high-level panel will then discuss opportunities for new partnerships for development. Ursula Müller, BMZ Director-General, will summarize the conference’s main findings and assess potential policy implications.
The language of the conference will be English. In the plenary session on 13 June 2013 a simultaneous interpretation German-English / English-German will be provided. The sole language of the workshops and of the plenary session on 14 June 2013 will be English.
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