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E-discussion:“Addressing on going and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future.”

An online discussion on the theme of the 2014 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) “Addressing on going and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future” is held from 3 February to 16 March 2014, coordinated and organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in close cooperation with other UN system partners.

The e-discussion aims to engage experts, practitioners and policy-makers from various regions and stakeholder groups in a global dialogue on specific aspects of the theme of the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) through the mechanism of an electronic discussion.

Contributions made by e-discussion participants will be channelled into various parts of the AMR, particularly the Report of the Secretary-General on the AMR theme, but also through the regional preparatory meetings and the National Voluntary Presentations.

The e-discussion will be divided into three phases:

Phase I (3 - 16 Feb) on facilitators of development progress, including in the achievement of the MDGs, moderated by Selim Jahan, Director of Poverty Practice, UNDP, and John-Mary Kauzya, Chief, Governance and Public Administration Branch, UN DESA.

Phase II (17 Feb – 2 March) on sustaining development gains through inclusive development, moderated by Sarah Cook, Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and Donald Lee, Pesident, International Committee for October 17 (United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty).

Phase III (3 – 16 March) on sustaining development gains through inclusive development, moderated by Shantanu Mukherjee, Policy Adviser, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP, and Matthhias Reister, Senior Statistician, Office of the Director, Statistics Division, UN DESA.

To join the e-discussion, follow this weblink and request an invitation.

For more information about the 2014 e-discussion, please contact Ms. Channa Leng at leng@un.org or +1 212 963 2762.

 

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