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High-Level Policy Dialogue

The High-Level Policy Dialogue with the Heads of International Financial and Trade Institutions (World Bank, IMF, UNCTAD and WTO) took place on 2 July 2007. It focused on major developments in the world economy and international economic cooperation, in the broader context of the follow up to the 2005 World Summit. It set the tone for the High-level Segment of the Substantive Session of ECOSOC, which launched two major new functions assigned to it – the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) and the biennial Development Cooperation Forum (DCF).

The representatives of International Financial and Trade Institutions addressed the 2007 AMR theme of Strengthening efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger, including through the global partnership for development and issues in development cooperation, later also considered at the Development Cooperation Forum.