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The 2015 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) will be convened on 9-10 July 2015, at United Nations headquarters in New York, as part of the ECOSOC High-level Segment (6-10 July).

The AMR will focus on the 2015 ECOSOC theme, addressing what it will take to manage the transition from the MDGs to the sustainable development goals. With 2015 as the MDG target date, the High-level Segment will address a broad view of the significance and impact of the MDGs and look forward to the unified, universal and integrated post-2015 development agenda to be adopted in September. The High-level Segment will also include the ministerial segment of the High-level political forum on sustainable development, under the auspices of ECOSOC. The draft integrated short programme is available here.

The High-level Segment will feature high-level keynote addresses in the afternoon of Wednesday, 8 July. The sessions that follow on 9 and 10 July will include:

  • consideration of lessons from the MDGs for the future;
  • analysis of the headwinds in the global economy in the High Level Policy Dialogue with the International Financial and Trade Institutions;
  • an examination of what it will take to transition to the SDGs at the regional level; and
  • consideration of the theme “Strengthening and building institutions for policy integration in the post-2015 era” during our Thematic Discussion.

The reports of the Secretary-General on the ECOSOC main theme and the theme of the thematic discussion have been issued in support of the deliberations.

The AMR will also include a review of implementation of the Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020. Particular focus will also be given to LDCs and their specific needs for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. Further, the High-level Segment will also feature the AMR National Voluntary Presentations. Four countries – Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Philippines and Zambia -- will make voluntary presentations on their progress in implementing the internationally agreed development goals, including the MDGs, and the transformation to the post-2015 development agenda.