FGV participates in 10 year anniversary event of Brazil's Economic and Social Development Council

23 July 2013

The Federal Government's Economic and Social Development Council (CDES) celebrated, on July 17, ten years of existence with the International Seminar On Development - coordinated by the Minister of the Strategic Affairs Secretariat (SAE), president of the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea), CDES' executive secretary, founder of FGV's Center of Social Policies (CPS) and professor at FGV/EPGE - Graduate School of Economics, Marcelo Neri.

Besides the members of the so-called Conselhão (Main Council), the special session was also attended by Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff; Brazil's Vice President, Michel Temer; ministers; the Ambassador, Roberto Azevêdo (president of the World Trade Organization - WTO); the Ambassador Eduardo dos Santos; the Minister of Foreign Affairs in office; and representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean, multilateral agencies and partner organizations - among them, Fundação Getulio Vargas.

FGV provided institutional technical assistance to the Council when it was created and when it began its activities, in 2003. At the time, Sonia Fleury, professor at EBAPE, was appointed member of the CDES by president Lula, and occupied the position until 2006.

FGV was represented by professor Bianor Cavalcanti, FGV's International Director, and the Executive Director of the International Affairs Division at the Center for Latin American Public Policies, Marlos Lima.

About the CDES

The Economic and Social Development Council (CDES) was created in May 2003 with the goal of assisting the president in the formulation of policies and guidelines, in addition to considering proposals for public policies, structural reforms and economic and social development submitted by the Presidency, joining the government and representatives of society.

* In the photo, President Dilma Rousseff

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