Video: Statesmen's Forum: UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

  • Apr 9, 2014
    Duration: 01:07:31
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    Governance, Rule of Law, and the International Development Agenda 
    Ambassador Jan Eliasson
    Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations 
    Introductory Remarks by
    Henrietta Holsman-Fore
    Chairman and CEO, Holsman International
    CSIS Trustee 
    Moderated by
    Daniel Runde
    Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS 
    Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson will offer his perspective on how to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as ways that the UN system is adapting its priorities to meet today's development challenges. Jan Eliasson was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations in March 2012. Prior to this position, Ambassador Eliasson had a distinguished career in the Swedish foreign service, with posts as the Ambassador to the UN and the United States, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Minister of Sweden. Mr. Eliasson has also held several key positions within the United Nations, including Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Darfur, and President of the UN General Assembly.