REVISED PROPOSAL, 17 September 2001,
General Assembly
56th session

High-level dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation
for development through partnership


Preliminary schedule of events

20 September 2001
PLENARY – GA HALL Conference Room  3

Overall theme:
Responding to globalization: facilitating the integration of developing countries into the world economy in the twenty-first century

10.00 am–1.00 pm

  • Opening by the President of the General Assembly
  • Statement by the Deputy Secretary-General
  • Followed by delegation statements

11:00 am – 1:00pm
Sub-theme (b): round table-cum-informal panel

Enhancing the integration of developing countries in the emerging global information network, facilitating access to information and communication technology for developing countries


  • Mr. Pekka Tarjanne, former Secretary-General, ITU
  • Mr. Salomão Manhiça, Exec. Sec., ICT Policy Commission, Maputo
  • Prof. Swasti Mitter, University of Sussex, UK


3.00– 6:00 pm

Continuation of delegation statements *


3:30 – 5:30 pm
Sub-theme (a): round table-cum-informal panel

Promoting the integration of developing countries into the world economy and generating new public and private financing resources to complement development efforts


  • Mr. Nitin Desai, Under-Secretary-General, DESA
  • Mr. John Williamson, Senior Fellow Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC


* The plenary in the General Assembly Hall would continue as necessary on Friday, 21 September until the speakers’ list is exhausted.

On Thursday, 20 September, evening or Friday, 21 September, upon completion of the plenary list of speakers, the reports from round tables-cum-informal panels will be presented; to be followed by a summary by the President (key points of plenary) and the dialogue’s closure.