Thursday, May 21, 2015 – 1:15 – 2:30 PM
UN Conference Room 9
Webcast Live at

During the Post-2015 process, many organizations and a number of Member States have called for mechanisms enabling greater accountability for private sector involvement to ensure development that is truly sustainable, equitable, and just. This event will present a range of civil society concerns regarding private sector participation in the provision of essential services including water and sanitation services, universal health care, and education. What are the implications of corporate impunity, deregulation and international investment law for the SDGs. Panelists will put forward recommendations for follow-up and review based on the human rights framework to address these concerns and to ensure that people as rights-holders are central in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.


  • H.E. Dr. Caleb Otto
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Palau
  • Meera Karunananthan
    The Blue Planet Project of the Council of Canadians and the NGO Mining Working Group
  • Sandra Vermuyten
    Public Services International (PSI), Workers and Trade Unions Major Group
  • Kate Donald
    Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
  • Dominic Renfrey
    The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-net)
  • Antonia Wulff
    Education International
  • Barbara Adams, Moderator Global Policy Forum
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