12th session of the Committee for Development Policy will be held in New York from 22-26 March to discuss the 2010 Annual Ministerial Review and review the status of LDCs
The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. CDP provides inputs and independent advice to the Council on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development, focusing on medium- and long-term aspects. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the status of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and for monitoring their progress after graduation from the category.
The 24 members of the Committee are nominated by the United Nations Secretary-General in their personal capacity, and are appointed by the Council for a period of three years. Membership is geared to reflect a wide range of development experience as well as geographical and gender balance.
The twelfth session this year will discuss the 2010 Annual Ministerial Review on implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Committee will also focus on LDC-specific support measures, which will be used as an input to the ongoing preparations for the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries.
The Committee will address the Council’s request to consider the findings of the Secretary General’s report (A/64/278) on the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy and submit its independent views and perspectives on the United Nations’ support for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
In addition, the Committee will monitor the recent socio-economic development progress of those countries earmarked for graduation from the list of LDCs (Maldives and Samoa).
The CDP will also examine the financial aspects of addressing climate change, focusing on the coherence and consistency of the financing architecture for adaptation to climate change as an input to the 2010 Development Cooperation Forum on Policy coherence and financial architecture for climate change.
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