Jose Antonio Ocampo

José Antonio Ocampo is professor of professional practice in international and public affairs and a fellow of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is also chairman of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy. When he worked at the UN, he was under secretary-general of Economic and Social Affairs and executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, he was a minister of finance and public credit as well as a minister of agriculture and rural development in Colombia, among other government posts. His most recent book (with Luis Bértola) is "The Economic Development of Latin America Since Independence."
September 22, 2013 
Rosario, Carite in the Philippines
One of the success stories of the United Nations has been its capacity to serve as a forum to agree on global development goals. They include not only those set in the UN Development Decades, but also in the series of UN conferences convened since the 1970s and particularly the series of summits that …

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