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COORDINATION SEGMENT

The 2013 coordination segment focused on two main substantive areas:

  • Follow-up to the 2012 Ministerial Declaration 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 Millennium Development Goals”
  • Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development

A dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions on the theme of “Regional perspectives on­­ the post-2105 development agenda”, took place during the Coordination Segment, and the report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields was presented to the Council. See the presentations of the Executive Secretaries:

  • Ms. Rima Khalaf, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
  • Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa
  • Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Coordinator of the Regional Commissions and Executive Secretary, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • Ms. Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Mr. Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Europe

In addition, the annual overview report of the UN system Chief Executive Board for Coordination (CEB) was presented to the Council during the Coordination Segment. 

In its consideration of these issues, the coordination segment provided an opportunity to identify areas where the UN system could promote more comprehensive and integrated approaches and recommended ways in which support can be strengthened against the backdrop of current challenges.

A special attention was made on the contribution that partnerships can make to advance the United Nations development agenda, particularly as it relates to productive capacity, employment and decent work. In the current global context, partnerships are increasingly recognized as important to leverage development activities.   The following panels were organized during the segment:
  • “Partnerships for productive capacity and decent work” on Friday, 5 July 2013, 3 – 6 p.m. (Issues note; Biographies)
  • “Using Human Rights instruments and ILO standards and recommendations to achieve decent work for all” on Monday, 8 July 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Issues note; Biographies)

The discussions on financing for development included a panel event and a general discussion.

  • “Financing for sustainable development” on Tuesday, 9 July 2013. 3 – 5.30 p.m. (Issues note)

Contacts

For information on the coordination segment, please contact Mr. Marc-André Dorel, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, ECOSOC and Interorganizational Cooperation Branch, Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination/DESA (212) 963-7204, dorel@un.org, and Ms. Sibel Selcuk, Programme Officer, ECOSOC and Interorganizational Cooperation Branch, Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination/DESA (917) 367-5019, selcuk@un.org

For financing for development related issues, please contact Mr. Hazem Fahmy, Chief, Multistakeholder Engagement Unit, Financing for Development Office/DESA, (212) 963-5900, fahmyh@un.org.

Documentation

4. The role of the United Nations system in implementing the ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the 2012 substantive session of the Economic and Social Council

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the role of the United Nations system in implementing the ministerial declaration of the substantive session of 2012 of the Economic and Social Council (E/2013/56)
  • Letter dated 12 March 2013 from the Permanent Representatives of Germany and Tunisia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/67/796-E/2013/12)

6. Implementation of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and summits

(a) Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development

  • Summary by the President of the Council of the special high-level meeting of the Council with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (22 April 2013) (A/68/78-E/2013/66)

7. Coordination, programme and other questions

(a) Reports of coordination bodies (E/2013/60)

10. Regional cooperation

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