2011 REGIONAL MEETINGS ON ECOSOC ANNUAL MINISTERIAL REVIEW
Regional meetings are key preparatory activities leading to the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR). They focus on a topic related to the AMR theme that is of particular relevance to the region hosting the consultations and facilitate: a) exchange of views among different stakeholders; b) review of regional progress and challenges; c) sharing of good practices; d) generation of action-oriented recommendations; and e) identification of regional perspectives to be reflected in the AMR.
Four regional meetings were organized in preparation for the the 2011 AMR:
- Arab Region Regional Preparatory Meeting on “Innovative Approaches to Reaching Women, Girls and the Marginalized in the Arab Region”, Doha, Qatar, 9 December 2010
- Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on “Education and the Millennium Development Goals”, Jomtien, Thailand, 24 March 2011
- Africa Regional Preparatory Meeting on “The right to Education for All in Africa: Reinforcing quality and equity”, Lomé, Togo, 12 April 2011
- Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting “Key Education Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean: Teachers, Quality, and Equity”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12-13 May 2011
For more information on the AMR regional meetings, please contact Mr. Alberto Padova, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, UN/DESA (+1 212 963-4759; firstname.lastname@example.org).