2012 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.
Three regional meetings were organized in preparation for the 2012 AMR:
- Asia and the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting on “Rethinking productive capacity, employment and decent work in Asia and the Pacific: a new regional approach to sustained, inclusive and equitable growth and achieving the MDGs”, Kyoto, Japan, 7 December 2011
- Regional Meeting for Africa on "Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as drivers of productive capacity and job creation", 25 March 2012, Addis Ababa
- Regional Meeting for Latin America and Caribbean, 27 April 2012, Montevideo, Uruguay
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).