JOSÉ ANTONIO OCAMPO – Colombia

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He says: ” … this year’s ECOSOC meeting was significant for the Ministerial Declaration on Employment and Decent Work that emerged from the Council’s high-level meeting held earlier this month. The declaration identified a number of concrete steps to further implementation of the 2005 World Summit commitment to make the goal of full and proactive employment and decent work a central objective of national and international policies”. (See on Accra-mail.com, July 31, 2006).

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JOSÉ ANTONIO OCAMPO – Colombia

His statement at the IMF, Sept. 24, 2005.

Listen this video on his statement, Sept. 15, 2004.

Secretary-General appoints José Antnio Ocampo of Colombia new Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, succeeding Nitin Desai, effective 1 September 2003. Mr. Ocampo has been serving since 1 January 1998 as Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Earlier in his career, Mr. Ocampo held a number of posts in the Government of Colombia, including those of Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Director of the National Planning Department and Minister of Agriculture. His academic pursuits have included service as Director of the Foundation for Higher Education and Development, Professor of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Visiting Professor at Cambridge, Yale and Oxford Universities.

Mr. Ocampo obtained his doctorate in economics from Yale University and has been honoured with the Alejandro Angel Escobar National Science Award. He is the author of numerous books and articles on macroeconomic policy and theory, economic development, international trade and economic history. (See UN Press Release).

Economic and Social Council Suspends 2006 Substantive Session … (Excerpt): … In a closing statement, Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said the main achievements of the session went beyond the successful and timely conclusion of the various segments. Equally important were the messages about the current and future role of the Council. The Ministerial Declaration on Employment and Decent Work for All identified a number of concrete steps to further implementation of the 2005 World Summit commitment to make the goal of full and proactive employment and decent work a central objective of national and international policies. The Council had demonstrated that it could mobilize various parts of the United Nations system to work together in order to support its deliberations … (See on News Blaze, July 28, 2006).

José Antonio Ocampo, Colombia, holds a BA degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD. in economics and sociology from Yale University. Mr. Ocampo was the Executive Secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (1998-2003). He was appointed U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs in 2003, a position which he currently occupies. Mr. Ocampo began his career as a researcher at the Centre for Studies of Economic Development (CEDE) at the University of the Andes, Colombia (1976-1979). He was Director of the journal Desarrollo y Sociedad and the Director of CEDE (1980-1982). Mr. Ocampo was researcher, alternate director and director of the Foundation for Higher Education and Development (FEDESARROLLO) (1983-1988) and co-editor of the review Coyuntura Económica (1984). He undertook a number of tasks and missions, including as national coordinator of the Employment Mission (1985-1986), Advisor to Colombian Government on Coffee affairs (1989-1990), Head of the WIDER-SIDA mission to the Government of Nicaragua (1989-1991), and Advisor to Council for Foreign Trade of the Government of Colombia (1990-1991). Mr. Ocampo was Minister of Agriculture (1993-1994), Director of the National Department of Planning (1994-1996), and Minister of Finance and Public Credit (1996-1997). Mr. Ocampo has written and published very extensively on such topics as international financial and monetary issues, international financial architecture, foreign capital and investment, models of development and economic policy, economic theory and Latin American economy, industrialization, international trade, employment, and Colombian economic policy and economic history. He is the author, co-author or editor of a number of books and monographs, has contributed chapters to many books, and has written scholarly articles, research studies, official publications, U.N. documents and newspaper articles. His most recent book in English, was co-edited, under the title Financial Globalization and the Emerging Economies (2000). Mr. Ocampo served on several editorial boards of academic journals, including El Trimestre Económico, published in Mexico by Fondo de Cultura Económica (since 1985). Mr. Ocampo was a visiting researcher at Yale University and a visiting professor at Oxford University. Mr. Ocampo holds a number of personal honours and distinctions, including that of the degree of doctor honoris causa, and is a member of the Colombian Academy of History. (Read this and more on Open Democracy).

(Excerpt:) … The effectiveness and efficiency of the United Nations development system at the country level has taken on a new sense of urgency since last year’s World Summit, Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, told the Council, which meets in Geneva. “This is one of the main dimensions of the wider United Nations reform.” (See New Blaze July 13, 2006).

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