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Exploring Inclusiveness
in the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development

Monday, 14 December 2015

Conference Room 6
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY

Monday, 14 December 2015

Conference Room 6
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY

12:30 1:00 pm

A Light luncheon will be served next to CR 6.
1:00 1:50 pm

Panel Briefing and Brainstorming

Moderator: Chantal Line Carpentier, UNCTAD NY Office
Taffere Tesfachew, UNCTAD
Maureen Kline, Pirelli
David Le Blanc, UN DESA
Lakshmi Puri, UN Women
John Sullivan, Center for International Private Enterprise
1:50 2:30 pm

Interactive Dialogues and Q&A Session

Moderator: Chantal Line Carpentier, UNCTAD NY Office
2:30 2:45 pm

H.E. Mr. HAHN, Choong-hee, DPR of the Permanent Mission of
the ROK to the UN and Chair of the 47th Session of UNCITRAL
Taffere Tesfachew, Director of Division for Africa in UNCTAD
Louise Kantrow, Permanent Representative of the the ICC to
the UN

Organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations,
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD),
and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Monday, 14 December 2015

Conference Room 6
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted
at the historic 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September
2015, calls for a renewed global partnership to foster transformative changes that
will apply to all countries, including: poverty eradication, tackling exclusion and
inequality, women and girls empowerment, managing environmental challenges,
inclusive and sustainable growth and decent employment, peace building and
effective governance, while addressing the economic, social and environmental
dimensions of sustainable development in an integrated manner.
In this connection, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN, the
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International
Chamber of Commerce (ICC) host an interactive dialogue on the multiple dimensions
of inclusiveness to shed light on how Member States can best ensure inclusiveness
and how the UN and other stakeholders offering policy reviews and capacity
building can best support them in this endeavor.
The following five goals in the 2030 Agenda specifically mention inclusive[ness]:
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong
learning opportunities for all

Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and
productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable
industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development,
provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive
institutions at all levels.
The will of Member States to leave no one behind is reflected in their decision to
qualify a number of sustainable development goals with the need for an "inclusive"
approach and sustainability in meeting these goals. The term "inclusive" is highlighted
in the field of education, economic growth, industrialization, cities and societies and
institutions. And though the word "inclusiveness", is not explicitly mentioned in Goal
5, Goal 5 establishes a strong link between women's economic empowerment and
access to economic resources. Delivering the 2030 Agenda framework will require
the collaboration and contribution of the public and private sectors. The scaling up
of inclusive business efforts and the creation of new partnerships to drive economic
growth, create jobs and reduce poverty will be necessary.
Inclusive business models defined as sustainable business solutions that expand
access to goods, services, and livelihood opportunities for low-income communities
while generating sales and profit growth, provide an interface with low-income
communities and have the potential to stimulate sustainable development through
multiple avenues, including skills transfer, the provision of needed goods and
services, integration of informal practices into the formal economy, and enhanced
nutrition, to name a few.
The 2030 Agenda recognizes the need to foster entrepreneurship through
education at all levels, while harnessing the potential of Information and
Communications Technology (ICT). Enterprise development and entrepreneurship
offer the opportunity to earn a sustainable livelihood for many of the worlds poor.
In addition, paragraph 68 establishes that international trade is an engine for
inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction, and contributes to the
promotion of sustainable development. Furthermore, paragraph 67 recognizes
that private business activity, investment and innovation are major drivers of
productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation. Achieving these goals
will not be possible without the contribution business, especially with an estimated

US $2.5 trillion (provided by UNCTAD) annual financing gap to achieve the

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Financing a transformative development agenda will require that available financial
resources be used more effectively and strategically to catalyze additional financing
from official and business sectors. Emphasis on new partnerships between public
and private investment, new and innovative forms of financing, new investment
policies that emphasize responsible investment and SDG-relevant incentives, and a
reorientation of the business mindset are all elements that will need to characterize
the path ahead. In this context, inclusive investment models that prioritize investment
in the poor, for the poor and with the poor should be given greater attention.
Exploring legal framework in this globalized and interconnected economy is
another critical point of inclusiveness to be touched upon in order to promote
peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development as well as to build
inclusive institutions at all levels. In this regard, UNCITRAL, the legal body of the
United Nations providing harmonized and modernized legal instruments and
guidelines in international trade law should also be highlighted to find a sensible
inclusive solution to various cross-border transactions and investment.
The 2030 Agenda also makes provision for open, inclusive, participatory and
transparent follow-up and review processes at sub-national, national, regional and
global levels. Such reviews should draw on contributions from indigenous peoples,
civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders, in line with national
circumstances, policies and priorities. National parliaments as well as other
institutions can also support these processes.
This interactive dialogue is the third event in the series of Trade, Development and
Law1 to identify synergistic and multi-dimensional methods in each sphere specifically
on issues around the 2030 Agenda. Panelists will explore the multiple dimensions of
inclusiveness especially on entrepreneurship, investment, trade, gender, institution,
legal framework, business and investment. This will then be followed by interactive
and creative dialogues featuring speakers from foreign Missions, UN secretariat, civil
society, academia, and the private sector. The outcome of this event will provide
some guidance on how the implementation of the 2030 Agenda can be effectively
inclusive, involving all relevant actors in the national, regional and global levels.
The first event, Seminar on Trade, Development, and Law In the Context of the Post-2015 Development
Agenda and Financing for Development was held on 23 June 2015 and the second event, Seminar on ECommerce in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was held on 21 October 2015.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning
opportunities for all
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive
employment and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably
manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt
biodiversity loss
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to
justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for
Sustainable Development

H.E. Mr. Hahn Choong-hee
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of
the Republic of Korea to the UN
Chair of the 47th Session of UNCITRAL
HAHN Choong-hee is currently Ambassador and Deputy
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United
Nations in New York (2014-). Ambassador HAHNs major positions
in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs include Director-General for
Cultural Affairs (2012-2014), Sous-sherpa and Spokesman for the
2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit (2011-2012), Director-General for Human
Resources (2010), and Deputy Director-General for North Korean Nuclear Affairs (20072008). Ambassador Hahn also served in the Ministry as Director for North American
Affairs (2005-2007) and was Director for Policy and DPRK at the Korean Peninsula
Energy Development Organization (KEDO) in New York (2002-2005).
As a career diplomat, his areas of expertise include North Korean nuclear affairs, nuclear
non-proliferation, regional architecture surrounding the Korean Peninsula and Northeast
Asia, North American, European and African affairs, as well as public diplomacy. He also
served at the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. (1991-1994), Lagos (1994-1996),
Vienna (1999-2002), and Paris (2008-2010). Ambassador Hahn received an M.A. in
international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. in French from Seoul
National University and studied at University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) in its training

Lakshmi Puri
Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support
and Strategic Partnerships, United Nations Entity for Gender
Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Puri has more than 37 years experience in economic and
development policy-making as well as in political, peace and
security, humanitarian and human rightsrelated diplomacy. More
than twenty years of these have been in relation to the United
Nations system. She has promoted the gender equality and
womens empowerment agenda throughout her career. She has

considerable experience and professional background in all the thematic and functional
areas of UN Women. She has been actively involved in pioneering efforts to analyse and
advocate positive linkages between economic development and gender equality. She has
worked on ensuring inclusion of a gender perspective in trade investment, migration and
labour mobility, financial flows, environment and climate change, energy, agriculture and
food security, and access to essential services, among other issues. Puri has contributed to
policy-related research in think tanks, academic institutions and in the context of
development banks.
Puri held the rank of Permanent Secretary of the Government of India, was Ambassador
of India to Hungary and accredited to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In that capacity she
worked closely with the Peacekeeping Mission there through coordination with the
Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the Indian peacekeeping
During her diplomatic postings in Geneva, including as Deputy Permanent
Representative of India, she developed an expertise in human rights and humanitarian
affairs and played an active role in the Commission on Human Rights and its subsidiary
bodies. Puri joined the United Nations as Director of UNCTADs largest division and led
the work of the organization in making trade work for development in all its dimensions
and, in particular, for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. She was
acting Deputy Secretary General of UNCTAD from 2007 to 2009. She was appointed
Director in the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries,
Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Islands Developing States in December
2009, and she actively directed the preparations for the United Nations LDC IV
conference in Istanbul in 2011.

Taffere Tesfachew
Director, Division for Africa, Least Developed
Countries and Special Programmes at UNCTAD
Mr. Taffere Tesfachew was appointed as Director, Division
for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special
Programmes at the United Nations Conference on Trade
and Development (UNCTAD) in October 2011.
Mr. Tesfachew previously held the position as Chief of the
Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD) from September 2005, as well as heading the organization's
Strategy and Policy Coordination Unit and serving as its Spokesperson. Prior to that role
Mr. Tesfachew headed UNCTADs Investment Policy Review Section, in which capacity

he worked on five national policy reviews, leading field missions, presenting reports and
raising and managing funds. His prior position was as Special Assistant to the Deputy
Secretary-General of UNCTAD, providing policy and political clearance, drafting
statements, preparing technical policy papers and delivering substantive support to the
intergovernmental process. He has also worked for the International Labour Office as a
researcher and teaching fellow.
Mr. Tesfachew holds an MPhil and a DPhil in development economics from the Institute
of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He has published on a
wide range of topics, including investment and enterprise development, technology
transfer, innovation, industrial policy, and terms of trade.

Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier

Chief, UNCTAD New York Office
Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier has a distinguished career and
academic background in policy and development. She brings to
UNCTAD about 25 years of strategic leadership and programme
management experience. Dr. Carpentier has rich experience in
intergovernmental negotiations and stakeholder engagement. Her
wide-ranging development experience traces back to field assignments twenty years ago
in the Brazilian Amazon, in Oaxaca and Chiapas in Mexico, and in rural areas of Peru.
Most recently and as a Sustainable Development Officer in the United Nations
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Dr. Carpentier supported the United Nations
Commission on Sustainable Development. Furthermore, she managed the Major Groups
Engagement in the Rio+20 Conference and the follow-up processes, including the Open
Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and the High Level Political Forum.
She lead her team to effectively mobilized over 10,000 civil society organizations and
fundraised 3 million to support them with capacity building.
Also, Dr. Carpentier worked as Head of the Trade and Environment Program of the
NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation, as policy advisor for the Wallace
Institute for Alternative Agriculture, as post doc for IFPRI in the Brazilian Amazon. In
addition, she has consulted for UNDP, World Bank, OECD, and the US and Canadian
authorities. A Canadian Citizen, Dr. Carpentier is a published scholar and a frequent
public speaker. An economist by training, she holds a PhD from Virginia Tech and a
Masters and B.Sc. from McGill. In 2006, Dr. Carpentier was named as a Yale World
Fellow. Dr. Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, has appointed Dr. Carpentier to lead
the UNCTAD New York Office starting from July 21 2014.

Dr. Louise Kantrow

Permanent Representative to the United Nations
International Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Louise Kantrow was appointed ICC Permanent
Representative to the United Nations in April 2007. The Paris
based ICC is the largest, most representative business
organization, encompassing 6.5 million businesses in its global
network, with national committees and direct members in 130
countries, as well as, active presence in over 230 countries
though ICCs World Chambers Federation. It has served as the voice of business at the
UN since 1946, frequently taking part in UN and related multilateral deliberations in the
economic, social and environmental arenas.
Since her appointment, Dr. Kantrow has been involved in multiple major UN conferences
as ICC and private sector representative. She was Co-Chair of the Private Sector
Steering Committee in the Follow-up International Conference to Review the
Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus (Doha, 2008); as Co-Chair of the Private
Sector Steering Committee for the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries
(Istanbul, 2011); and most recently, as Co-Organizing Partner of the Business and
Industry Major Group for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). In
these capacities, Dr. Kantrow coordinated business and industry contributions to the
political processes, represented and delivered private sector messages, and organized
official UN private sector events including the Second International Business Forum in
Doha, the High-Level Lunch Meeting in Istanbul, and the Business Action for Sustainable
Development Business Day in Rio de Janeiro, particularly the High-Level Lunch Meeting
and the 2012 World Business and Development Awards. She also leads the
establishment and coordination of the work of the Global Business Alliance for Post-2015,
a robust and inclusive business alliance that would provide positive private sector
contributions to the formulation and implementation of the Post-2015 Development
Dr. Kantrows career has included posts within the UN and senior positions at nonprofit,
governmental and intergovernmental organizations closely associated with UN
activities. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of the International League for
Human Rights, one of the oldest human rights organizations in the world. Prior to that, as
Executive Vice-President of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), she
supervised a major expansion of programs at the Business Council to the United

Earlier in her career she served as Senior Advisor to the United Nations Population Fund
and as Director of Operations at the Population Council. She worked for eighteen years
as Economic Affairs Officer in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs,
following service as a senior economist with the US Agency for International
Development and as a Population Affairs officer with the UN. Dr. Kantrow holds doctoral
and masters degrees in demography and economics from the University of
Pennsylvania, and a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan.

David Le Blanc
Senior Sustainable Development Officer
Division for Sustainable Development
United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs
David Le Blanc is an economist in the Division for Sustainable
Development in the United Nations Secretariat in New York. While
at the UN, he has worked in support of the Commission on
Sustainable Development, the preparations for the Rio+20
conference, and the high-level political forum on sustainable
development. This has included work on financing, integrated scenarios and strategies
for sustainable development; water; mining; sustainable development in Africa; and
sustainable development assessments. He was part of the team that produced the Global
sustainable Development Report 2015. Prior to joining the United Nations, he worked at
the World Bank as Senior Economist in the Urban and Housing Finance groups, with a
focus on projects and technical assistance on housing policy, housing subsidies, and
housing finance. Earlier in his career, David worked at the French Statistical Institute
(INSEE) as official statistician and CREST, Paris as a research fellow.
David holds diplomas from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique
et de lAdministration Economique, Paris, and a Diplme dEtudes Approfondies in
Stochastic Modeling Applied to Finance from Paris VII University.

Maureen Kline
Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Pirelli Tire
North America
Maureen Kline writes about corporate sustainability and social
responsibility. She is in charge of public affairs and sustainability
for Pirelli Tire North America. She lived in Italy for 23 years and
is a former correspondent for The Wall Street Journal

Europe, Business Week, and Breaking Views.

John Sullivan
Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise
John D. Sullivan is the executive director of CIPE, an affiliate of the
US Chamber of Commerce and a core institute of the National
Endowment for Democracy. As associate director of the
Democracy Program, Sullivan helped to establish both CIPE and
the National Endowment for Democracy in 1983. After serving as
CIPE program director, he became executive director in 1991.
Under his leadership CIPE developed a number of innovative
approaches that link democratic development to market reforms: combating corruption,
promoting corporate governance, building business associations, supporting the informal
sector, and programs to assist women and youth entrepreneurs. Today, CIPE has more
than 95 full-time staff with offices in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Russia, and Ukraine. CIPEs current project portfolio includes over 90 projects in more
than 50 countries.
Sullivan began his career in Los Angeles inner city neighborhoods, helping to develop
minority business programs with the Institute for Economic Research and the Office of
Minority Business Enterprise. In 1976 he joined the President Ford Election Committee in
the research department on campaign strategy, polling, and market research. Sullivan
joined the public affairs department of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1977 as a
specialist in business and economic education.
Sullivan is a member of the Advisory Board of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global
Markets and Corporate Ownership at the Colombia University Law School, the Council on
Foreign Relations, the Russian Institute of Directors' Advisory Board, the Bretton Woods
Association, the Caux Roundtable, and the American Political Science Association. He is
also a member of the Development Task Force and the Corporate Governance Task
Force for the Business Industry Advisory Committee of the OECD.
Born in Bisbee, Arizona in 1948, Sullivan was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He now
resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Patricia. He received a doctorate in political
science from the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of numerous publications on
the transition to democracy, corporate governance, and market-oriented democratic
development. Sullivan is an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University
Graduate School of Public Affairs.