Global concerns about inequalities are growing, and for good reason. High and growing inequalities are increasingly understood to undermine prospects for sustainable development through a multitude of channels.
Inequality isn’t new; what is new is the attention it’s getting, particularly in terms of exploring possibilities for moving from rhetoric to policy responses.
This is partly because of the region’s post-socialist heritage, which left relatively equal (compared to other developing countries) distributions of income, relatively broad access to social services, and relatively small gender disparities.
Unfortunately, there are worrying signs that these advantages are being lost—and that problems of inequality and vulnerability are growing and converging with those of other regions.
The Istanbul Development Dialogues (2016): #TalkInequality — will be held on 9-10 February, 2016.
The event will gather leading experts on inequalities and the post-2015 development agenda, both in this region and globally and explore recent development in research and analysis on inequalities and programming to address them in the region.
* Reference is to the programme countries/territories whose development aspirations are supported by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS. These are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244 (1999)), Kyrgyzstan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
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Istanbul Development Dialogues (2016): #TalkInequality—Programme
|8.30 – 9.00||Registration|
|9.00 – 9.15||Welcoming remarks|
|• Moderator: Mr. Rastislav Vrbensky, Manager, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub
• Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS
|9.15 – 11.00||Introductory session—“Setting the stage”
o Mr. Ben Slay, Senior Advisor, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS, “UNDP’s Regional Human Development Report on Inequalities—An Overview”
|11.00 – 11.30||Coffee break|
|11.30 – 13.00||Labour markets, gender inequalities, and social protection
o Ms. Sheila Marnie, Programme Advisor, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub
|13.00 – 14.00||Catered lunch|
|14.00 – 15.30||Inequalities, natural capital, indicators, and measurement
o Ms. Rodica Nicoara, Deputy Minister of Economy, Moldova, “Moldova’s experience with measuring inequalities”
o Mr. George Bouma, Regional Sustainable Development Team Leader, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub
|15.30 – 16.30||Inequalities and health
o Mr. John Macauley, HIV, health and development analyst, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub, “Programmatic and policy frameworks to address health equity (SDGs, Health 2020)”
|16.30 – 16.45||Coffee break|
|16.45 – 17.45||Inequalities and inclusive governance
o Mr. Arbi Mazniku, Deputy Mayor, Tirana
|17.45 – 18.00||Day 1 conclusions
|9.00 – 10.30||Open Forum—Partners’ presentations
|10.30 – 11.00||Coffee break|
|11.00 – 13.00||• Labour markets, gender inequalities, and social protection
• Inequalities, natural capital, indicators, and measurement
• Inequalities and health
• Inequalities and inclusive governance
|13.00 – 14.00||Catered lunch|
|14.00 – 15.00||Report back from corners
o Presenters: Bharati Sadasivam, Sheila Marnie
o Presenters: George Bouma, Mihail Peleah
o Presenter: John Macauley
o Presenter: Shelley Inglis
|15.00 – 15.15||Coffee break|
|15.15 – 17.00||Country case studies and programmatic follow up
|17.00||Concluding remarks: Mr. Ben Slay|