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Roadmap to Doha: Calendar of Events

Following is the full calendar of high-level intergovernmental events on financing for development held during the preparatory process of the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus (Doha, Qatar, 29 November - 2 December 2008).

Table of Events

Date Event
11 - 12 February 2008 Thematic debate of the General Assembly on "Addressing Climate Change: The United Nations and the World at Work"
14 February 2008 Review session on Chapter I of the Monterrey Consensus, "Mobilizing domestic financial resources for development"
15 February 2008 Review session on Chapter II, "Mobilizing international resources for development: foreign direct investment and other private flows"
25 February - 7 March 2008 Fifty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women on the theme "Financing for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women"
31 March - 2 April 2008* First Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
10 - 11 (morning) March 2008 Review session on Chapter V, "External debt"
11 (afternoon) - 12 March 2008 Review session on Chapter VI, "Addressing systemic issues: enhancing the coherence and consistency of the international monetary, financial and trading systems in support of development"
1 - 2 April 2008 Thematic debate of the General Assembly on "Recognizing the achievements, addressing the challenges and getting back on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015"
14 April 2008 Special high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
15 - 16 April 2008 Review session on Chapter IV, "Increasing international financial and technical cooperation for development"
20 - 25 April 2008 UNCTAD XII on the theme "Addressing Opportunities and Challenges of Globalization for Development"
29 - 30 April 2008* ESCWA Consultative Preparatory Meeting for the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development (Doha, Qatar)
19 - 20 May 2008 Review session on Chapter III, "International trade as an engine for development"
13 May 2008* ECE Regional Consultation on Financing for Development (Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room VIII)
9 June 2008 Informal consultations on the contents of the outcome document of the Doha Review Conference
9 - 13 June 2008* ECLAC XXXII Session (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
16 June 2008 Informal consultations on the contents of the draft outcome document of the Doha Review Conference
18 June 2008 Hearings with representatives of civil society and the business sector on financing for development
18 - 19 June 2008 ESCAP Regional Policy Dialogue on "Financing for Development"
20 June 2008 Regional Consultation of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) on "Regional dialogue on financing for development and foreign debt" (Caracas, Venezuela)
30 June - 25 July 2008 Substantive session of the Economic and Social Council, including the Annual Ministerial Review and the Development Cooperation Forum
25 July 2008 Release of the report of the Secretary-General on the latest developments related to the review process on financing for development (A/63/179)
Last week of July 2008 Presentation by the President of the General Assembly of the draft outcome document of the Review Conference
2 - 4 September 2008 Third High-level Forum (HLF) on Aid Effectiveness (Accra, Ghana)
8 - 10 September 2008 Informal consultations on the contents of the draft outcome document of the Doha Review Conference
19 September 2008 Informal consultations on the contents of the draft outcome document of the Doha Review Conference
October - November 2008 Drafting sessions on the outcome document for the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development
26 - 27 November 2008 Doha Global Civil Society Forum
28 November 2008 Second International Business Forum
29 November to 2 December Doha Review Conference

*Regional Economic Commisions in coordination with the Financing for Development Office organized five regional consultations

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