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HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT

The High-level Segment, which took place at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 1 to 4 July 2013, focused on a broad range of issues at the heart of the UN development agenda (Programme):

TThe Councill will reconvene in the Fall 2013 to continue negotiations on the text of the Ministerial Declaration on “Science, technology and innovation (STI), and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the MDGs”.

Documentation

(a) High-level policy dialogue with international financial and trade institutions

  • World Economic and Social Survey, 2013: Post-2015 development strategies (E/2013/50)
  • World Economic Situation and Prospects, 2013 and mid-2013 update (E/2013/70)

(b) Annual ministerial review

  • Report of the Secretary-General on science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (E/2013/54)
  • Note by the Secretariat on science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (E/2013/47)
  • Report on the meeting of the 2012-2013 Inter-sessional Panel of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development: Note by the Secretariat (E/2013/74)
  • Relevant part of the report of the Committee for Development Policy on its fifteenth session (18-22 March 2013) (E/2013/33)
  • Letter dated 11 April 2013 from the Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Economic and Social Council (E/2013/53)
  • Letter dated 30 April 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Economic and Social Council (E/2013/58)
  • Letter dated 6 May 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Economic and Social Council (E/2013/64)
  • Letter dated 14 May 2013 from the Chair of the sixty-fifth session of the Economic Commission for Europe addressed to the President of the Economic and Social Council (E/2013/78)
  • Letter dated 15 May 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Economic and Social Council (E/2013/79)
(c) Thematic discussion

Contact

For information on the High-level Segment, please contact Mr. Alberto Padova, Deputy Chief, Policy Coordination Branch, Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination/DESA, padova@un.org or write to ecosocinfo@un.org.

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