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OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES SEGMENT

The Operational Activities Segment took place on 9 - 13 July 2010 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, with an overall focus on “follow-up to policy recommendations of the General Assembly and the Council”. The Segment provided a unique opportunity for Member States to orient the preparations for the QCPR, building on a review of progress in implementing the 2007 TCPR over the last two years.

The Segment brought together high-level national policy makers, senior officials of UN system organizations as well as representatives of UN Country Teams to exchange views on key themes covered by the comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development, such as (i) the realities of national ownership and leadership and capacity development; (ii) the adequacy of UN country-level capacity in responding to programme countries’ priorities; and (iii) the adequacy and predictability of funding at country-level. The Council had a dialogue with the Executive Heads of UN funds and programmes. A special presentation was organized to apprise the Council of the most recent developments with respect of the “Delivering as One” initiative in eight programme country pilots.

At the end of the Segment, the Council adopted a resolution, providing guidance to further the implementation of General Assembly resolution 62/208 as well as policy orientations for the preparations of the QCPR.

The functions of the segment were defined by the General Assembly in its Resolution (A/RES/48/162)

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