ECOSOC 2004 High-Level Segment
28-30 June 2004

In its decision 2003/287 of 24 July 2003, the Council adopted the theme “Resources mobilization and enabling environment for poverty eradication in the context of the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010” for its high-level segment, to be held from 28-30 June 2004 in New York.

In order to prepare for and contribute to the successful outcome of the high-level segment, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States organized during Spring 2004 a number of preparatory events to allow for an in-depth examination of the theme in terms of attaining the overarching goal of the Brussels Programme of Action to eradicate poverty and reach sustained economic growth and sustainable development in the Least Developed Countries.

On 17 February 2004, the Council held a meeting which featured a number of high-level keynote addresses roundtables on the mobilization of resources and the creation of an enabling environment for poverty eradication in the context of the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010. 

On 17-18 March 2004, the Council held a one and a half day meeting which focused on resources mobilization and the creation of an enabling environment for poverty eradication in the context of the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010 as exemplified by LDCs based on their national experiences with the participation of high-level policy makers.

A report by the Secretary-General on the theme for the high-level has been issued.