Monday, October 22 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Opening Plenary: Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act

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The opening plenary of the 18th IACC aims to assess why sustainable development, peace, and security are interdependent and highlight the urgency to move from promises to action. The opening plenary sets the stage for the discussions at the next plenary sessions as well as the workshop sessions of the Copenhagen agenda.

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Giannna Segnini

Director of the Master of Science Data Journalism Program, Journalism School at Columbia University
Giannna Segnini is currently Director of the Master of Science Data Journalism Program at the Journalism School at Columbia University in New York.  She was head of the investigative team at «La Nacion». Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen... Read More →

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Geoff Healy

Chief External Affairs Officer, BHP
As Chief External Affairs Officer, Geoff has global accountability for BHP’s risk and reputation, including sustainability and public policy, compliance, health and safety, government relations, communications and internal audit. Geoff joined BHP as Chief Legal Counsel in June 2013... Read More →
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Lise Kingo

CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Lise Kingo is the CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, which is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 13,500 signatories from 170 countries that have committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal principles... Read More →
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Patricia Moreira

Managing Director, Transparency International
Patricia became Managing Director of the International Secretariat of Transparency International in October 2017. Before joining Transparency International, she spent 13 years working at Ayuda en Acción, a Spanish aid organisation, where she was chief executive office from 2009... Read More →
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Sanjay Pradhan

Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership
Sanjay Pradhan joined the Open Government Partnership in May 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. Bringing a wealth of open government and innovation experience to the role, he previously served in three senior positions at the World Bank: as the Vice President for Leadership, Learning... Read More →
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Achim Steiner

Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience, and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for... Read More →
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Ulla Tørnæs

Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark
Ulla Pedersen Tørnæs, born 4 September 1962 in Esbjerg, daughter of fishing-vessel master and former Minister Laurits Tørnæs and director Katty Tørnæs.Member period • Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party in Greater South Jutland constituency from 13 November 2007 to... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CEST
Congress Hall A1