ECOSOC High-level Segment
29 June - 01 July 2005
New York

Dialogues on progress, challenges and opportunities for achieving the internationally agreed development goals

In preparation for this year's high-level segment, the Council held a two-day meeting on 16 March and 17 March 2005 . In the context of this meeting expert round tables have been organized by agencies, funds and programmes, on the following topics: eradication of poverty and hunger; education and literacy; health and mortality; global partnerships and financing development; gender equality and the empowerment of women; environmental sustainability; and implementation of the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration, at the country-level. The outcomes of these round tables will serve as an important input to the high-level round tables of the ECOSOC High Level Segment and to the upcoming 2005 high-level review by the General Assembly.