27 May 2014. As part of the Austrian delegation to the United Nations, Peter Hulsroj of ESPI presented the humanitarian telemedicine project at the UN High-level event on the “Contributions of North-South, South-South, Triangular Cooperation and ICT for Development to the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, in New York on 21-22 May 2014.
Following the presentation to the 34th session of the United Nations Inter-Agency meeting on Outer Space Activities (UN-Space) on 14 May 2014, Peter Hulsroj, Director of ESPI, presented ESPI’s activities in humanitarian telemedicine at the United Nations Headquarters as part of the Austrian delegation. The event, presided over by His Excellency John Ashe, President of the General Assembly, was the second of three high-level events, which aim to set the cornerstones for the post-2015 development agenda.
The two main topics under discussion at the event were the forms of cooperation (North/South, South/South, and Triangular Cooperation) relevant for the development agenda, and the importance of ICT in furthering this agenda. Mr. Hulsroj had the floor on both days of the event; on the first day as part of the general debate, and on the second day during a panel discussion, presided over by Dr. Leonel Fernandez, former President of the Dominican Republic, entitled “How can all forms of cooperation, namely North-South, South-South and Triangular Cooperation, as well as ICT for development, be utilized to achieve effective means of implementation for the post-2015 development agenda?”. The presentations on humanitarian telemedicine created considerable interest, and were part of an effort by ESPI to build momentum for ultimately proto-typing the provision of humanitarian telemedicine in the primary care domain.