Exchanging Experiences, Expanding Opportunities

Launch of the Inter-American Social Protection Network

Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 06:00 to 17:30

Countries Launch Sustained Effort to Strengthen Social Protection

The Organization of American States (OAS) launched the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) at a high-level conference in New York City, that brought together governments and representatives of civil society, academia, and the private sector to share experiences and best practices on social protection in the region. 

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Introduction

Launching the Inter-American Social Protection Network

  • Alfonso Quiñonez, Executive Secretary for Integral Development, OAS

Panel I:  Sharing Experiences: Same goal, different realities

  • Arlete Sampaio, Vice Minister, Ministerio de Desarrollo Social y Combate al Hambre, Brazil - Bolsa Familia
  • Esteban Piedrahita, General Director, Departamento Nacional de Planeación, Colombia  - Red Juntos y Familias en Acción
  • Patricio Janson Ledezma, Secretary General-Minister in Charge, Ministerio de Desarrollo Social, Panama – Red de Oportunidades
  • Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services, City of New York – Opportunity New York

Panel II:  Public Private Partnership for Social Protection 

  • Margareth Florez, Executive Director, Red Interamericana de Fundaciones y Acciones Empresariales
  • Charles MacCormack, President and CEO, Save the Children US
  • Rodrigo Jordán, President, Fundación Nacional para la Superación de la Pobreza, Chile
  • Darren Walker, Vice President, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Iñaki Urdangarín Liebaert, President International USA, Telefónica Internacional

Panel III:  Hemispheric Cooperation Partnerships

  • Paula Quintana, Minister, Ministerio de Planificación, Chile - Social Protection System and Puente Program
  • Gustavo A. Merino Juárez, Undersecretary, Subsecretaría de Planeación, Prospectiva y Evaluación, Secretaría de Desarrollo Social, Mexico -  Oportunidades, Vivir Mejor
  • Inshan Mohamed, National Programme Director, Ministry of Social Development, Trinidad and Tobago  - Targeted Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (TCCTP)
  • Amanda Glassman, Principal  Social Development Specialist, IDB

Special Address:

  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, ECLAC 
  • Jean Maninat, Regional Director, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, ILO 
  • Rebeca Grynspan, Director, UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean
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  • The Organization of American States (OAS)
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Agenda for the Launch of the Inter-American Social Protection Network

Inaugural Remarks at the Launch of Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN)

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Secretary of State
  • Westin Hotel
  • New York City
  • September 22, 2009

Inaugural Remarks by José Miguel Insulza

OAS Secretary General

Launch of the Inter-American Social Protection Network

Networking as an Institutional Strengthening Tool

Francisco Pilotti, Director

Department of Social Development and Employment

Organization of American States

Linda Gibbs

Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services

City of New York

Working Together to Alleviate Poverty and Help Children Survive and Thrive

Charles MacCormack

President and CEO

Save the Children US

Rodrigo Jordán, President

Foundation for Overcoming Poverty

Fundación Nacional para la Superación de la Pobreza, Chile

Darren Walker, Vice President

Rockefeller Foundation

Iñaki Urdangarín Liebaert, President International USA, Telefónica Internacional

Inshan Mohamed, National Programme Director, Ministry of Social Development, Trinidad and Tobago ‐ Targeted Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (TCCTP)

Amanda Glassman, Inter-American Development Bank

Jean Maninat, ADG, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean