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The 2014 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) will be convened as part of the ECOSOC High-level Segment in July, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme of the 2014 AMR is “Addressing on-going and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future”.

The 2014 AMR will take place in the overall substantive context of the final push to accelerate progress to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 deadline, the continued follow-up to Rio+20 and the discussions and process for  elaborating the post-2015 United Nations development agenda. 

The 2014 AMR will provide an opportunity for ECOSOC to:

  • take stock of progress as well as obstacles in the context of the final year of implementation towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals;
  • offer policy recommendations for accelerating progress with a view to addressing and overcoming ongoing and emerging challenges;  and
  • define a path that sustains  development gains into the future.

Ten countries – Bolivia, Gambia, Georgia, Kuwait, Mexico, Qatar, Sudan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the State of Palestine have volunteered to give National Voluntary Presentations (NVPs) during the 2014 AMR session.

The 2014 AMR will also benefit from the deliberations of the first ministerial meeting of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) under the auspices of ECOSOC, which will  take place during the ECOSOC High-level Segment.

The 2014 ECOSOC High-level Segment will result in a Ministerial Declaration which will be available on the ECOSOC website upon its adoption.