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Kemal Dervis: The Development Challenge Five Years After the Millennium Summit

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Kemal Dervis, UNDP Administrator

Kemal Dervis, UNDP administrator and chair of the United Nations Development Group, spoke about UN reform, this year's UN Summit, the World Bank IMF Annual Meetings, and the challenge of the Millennium Development Goals at this event.

A former Princeton professor and World Bank vice president who was later Turkey's minister of economic affairs and then a member of parliament, Dervis combines the skills of a professional economist with a unique “hands on” perspective of development policy. As the chair of the UN Development Group, he is currently responsible for coordinating the development work of the UN agencies. Dervis has also been a Non-Resident Fellow of the Center for Global Development, which recently published his book: A Better Globalization: Legitimacy, Governance and Reform.


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