The Economic and Social Council will convene on 3 April a global preparatory meeting (GPM) for the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) of the 2012 substantive session high-level segment.
The main objective of the GPM is to identify the key issues to be considered by Member States in preparing for the 2012 AMR on “Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the MDGs”.
An informal summary of the meeting’s deliberations will be prepared, which will capture the key messages from the discussions. The informal summary will serve as an input into the Report of the Secretary General on the theme of the 2012 AMR and also help to inform the negotiations on the Ministerial Declaration.
The meeting will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will be divided into three distinct parts; a brief opening session with a keynote address and two short sessions, one with a member of the Committee on Development Policy (CDP) and the other with representatives of the key United Nations organizations that are engaged in promoting the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact.
It is expected that the meeting will:
- Highlight key policy and other requirements for building productive capacity and promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries, particularly least developed and vulnerable countries, as well as connecting its importance to MDG achievements and the discussion on a fairer, greener and more sustainable globalization;
- Put a spotlight on economic growth models that promote job creation, are sustainable, inclusive and equitable and can be tailored to the particular needs of countries, while promoting social protection and rights at work;
- Provide an assessment of progress towards achieving employment related goals and commitments and support provided by the UN system to that end;
- Highlight the inter-linkages between recommended policy measures and progress towards poverty eradication and other internationally agreed development goals; and
- Address the widening inequalities within and among countries.
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