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High Level Officials Segment 

18 March 2002: Monday morning
(All timesand rooms are provisional)

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Time Event Venue
9 am  Registration continues Hotel Holiday Inn Parque Fundidora
(Cintermex) Salon de Acreditaciones
10 am - 1 pm High Level Plenary Session
  • Election of the General Committee of the Conference, under the presidency of the host country
  • Assumption of the co-presidency of the High-level Official segment by the Deputy Ministers of Trade, Finance and Foreign Affairs of the host country
  • Reports from the Co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee 
  • Adoption of Monterrey Consensus draft for ministerial consideration
  • Reports from other relevant processes
  • Statements by regional commissions,  regional development banks, and other regional bodies
CR 1
10 am - 1 pm International Business Forum  CR 2
1 pm - 3 pm Unofficial Side-events   

See A/DEC/56/445 para 1(a)

Supplemental Background Information

        The General Committee of the Conference will consist of 23 vice-presidents and a rapporteur .  President Vicente Fox of Mexico will chair   the General Committee.  Each region will have five members on the conference bureau.

        Each regional group has been asked by the Co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee to nominate their member states for the Bureau by 20 February 2002.    

See A/DEC/56/446 Rule 6

   The Co-Chairs of the Financing for Development Preparatory Committee are :

H.E. Ms. Ruth Jacoby, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations and 
H.E. Mr. Shamshad Ahmad, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations

   The FfD Bureau Task Force will recommend to the Bureau that invitations be extended to the Chair of the Preparatory Committee for the World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Ministerial Co-chair of the Global Environmental Facility Ministerial Seminar to report on these related processes.

   Reports are expected from regional institutional stakeholders such as 

  •  the UN Regional Commissions 
    • Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
    • Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
    • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ( ECLAC)
    • Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
    • Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA)
  •  the regional development banks
    • Asian Development Bank
    • Islamic Development Bank
    • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • and other regional and sub-regional bodies

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