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DCF SESSION OF THE GLOBAL PREPARATORY MEETING

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Conference Room 4 - NLB

The Global Preparatory Meeting for the 2010 High-level Segment of ECOSOC served as an opportunity to discuss the expectations for the second biennial DCF. The event began with a briefing on the preparations for the forum as well as an update on the outcome of the High-level Symposium held in Vienna on 12-13 November 2009 on “Accountable and Transparent Development Cooperation: Towards a More Inclusive Framework”. Participants were also informed on the upcoming Helsinki High-level Symposium to be held on 3-4 June 2010 on the theme of “Coherent Development Cooperation: Maximizing Impact in a Changing Environment”.

The following questions have been addressed:

  1. How can the DCF contribute to the MDG Summit in September 2010?
  2. Can the DCF provide a platform for providers and recipient countries to hold each other accountable for their respective commitments?
  3. How can the DCF move forward the debate on policy coherence?
  4. Should the DCF take place annually?

Background note

  • Opening Remarks by Mr. Hamidon Ali, President of the Economic and Social Council
  • Introductory Remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
  • Briefing on the Helsinki High-level Symposium, H.E. Jarmo Viinanen, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations
  • Briefing on the Vienna High-level Symposium, H.E. Christian Ebner, Deputy Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations

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