10:00 – 12:00: Informal Consultations
Informal Consultations on the Declaration of Middle-income countries and related documents. Introductory remarks of welcome by H.E. Mr. Luis Álvarez Soto, Vice Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce (read speech).

H.E. Ms. Ana Teresa Dengo, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to UNIDO
H.E. Mr. Saúl Weisleder, Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations

Mr. Cormac O’Reilly, Strategic Planning Officer, UNIDO
Ms. Annemarie Heuls, Liaison Officer, UNIDO

12:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:15 – 14:45: Presentation on Networks for Prosperity
This presentation will introduce the Networks for Prosperity initiative, providing details on the two reports of the same title (2011 and 2012). A special focus is put on the global Connectedness Index of UNIDO and its possible application in policymaking processes. The session will further highlight the importance of knowledge networking, connectedness and network governance in the post-2015 development agenda, particularly for middle-income countries.

H.E. Mr. Luis Alvarez, Vice Minister for Economy, Industry and Commerce, Costa Rica (see presentation)
Mr. Kazuki Kitaoka, Donor Partnerships Officer, UNIDO (view presentation)
Mr. Axel Marx, Research Manager, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Catholic University of Leuven (view presentation)

15:00 – 18:00: Informal Consultations (continued)

19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Cocktail hosted by UNIDO