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AMR GLOBAL PREPARATORY MEETING

The meeting, held on 6 March 2008 in New York, provided an opportunity to identify (1) next steps that ECOSOC could take in order to make the AMR a central forum for reviewing progress on implementation of the United Nations Development Agenda; (2) measures to make National Voluntary Presentations more effective and making them a process of continuous engagement rather than a one off event and; (3) major challenges in the area of sustainable development which require urgent action by Ministers at the AMR July session. The meeting featured a panel on “AMR: Delivering on implementation” and on "ECOSOC's role in achieving sustainable development – moving beyond the mantra of the integration of the three pillars of sustainable development”. 

Opening remarks:

Panelists: 

  • Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima, Permanent Representative of Cape Verde to the United Nations,
  • Eckhard Deutscher, Chair, Development Assistance Committee, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Adil Najam, The Frederick S. Pardee Professor for Global Public Policy, Boston University
  • Olav Kjorven, Director of the Bureau for Development Policy , UNDP

Moderator:

  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant-Secretary-General, UNDESA

FROM GLOBAL COMMITMENT TO NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION