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The complete agenda and programme of work of the 68th session of the General Assembly is available on the General Assembly website.

Structured dialogues to consider possible arrangements for a facilitation mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies

29 - 30 April, 4 June, 23 July 2014

In its resolution 68/210 of December 2013, the General Assembly decided to hold a series of four one-day structured dialogues, "supported by the United Nations system and enabling the involvement of relevant stakeholders, including international and regional organizations, multilateral and regional financial and development institutions, universities and research institutions, the private sector and civil society, to consider possible arrangements for a facilitation mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies by identifying and addressing, where appropriate, fragmentation, synergies, areas of duplication and opportunities for cooperation between existing mechanisms and processes, thus improving overall coherence and enhancing inter-linkages, identifying and addressing gaps throughout the full technology life cycle, from research to development, demonstration, market formation, transfer and diffusion, fostering innovation, and promoting an enabling environment at all levels, while respecting the mandates of existing institutions, frameworks and processes". The first two dialogues will take place on 29 and 30 of April. The first interactive dialogue will take stock of the debates on development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies, while the second one will assess fragmentation, synergies, areas of duplication and opportunities for cooperation between existing mechanisms and processes, thus improving overall coherence and enhancing interlinkages.