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Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

18-19 March 2010, UN Headquarters, New York

Pursuant to ECOSOC resolution 2009/30 of 31 July 2009, the overall theme of the meeting was “Building on Monterrey and Doha: towards achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals”. Following a short opening plenary, with brief statements by relevant intergovermental representatives, the meeting consisted of three consecutive informal thematic debates, as follows:

  • Thematic debate 1: “Mobilizing domestic and international resources to fund existing and emerging MDG implementation gaps”;
  • Thematic debate 2: “Supporting rehabilitation, recovery and development efforts of developing countries with special needs and those facing humanitarian emergency situations”;
  • Thematic debate 3: “Enhancing coherence and consistency of the international monetary, financial and trading systems in support of development”.

The thematic debates were held consecutively in an informal setting of the whole, in order to facilitate a dynamic and interactive dialogue and to promote an open exchange of views and experiences among all stakeholders, including civil society and the business sector. The meeting has resulted in a summary by the President of ECOSOC as a substantive input to the preparation of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on MDGs (New York, 20-22 September 2010).

Background Information
on organizational matters

Participation

 

Background Information on substantive matters

  • Note by the Secretary-General on “Building on Monterrey and Doha: towards achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals” (E/2010/11)
  • Summary by the President of ECOSOC on the follow-up to paragraph 56 of the Outcome of the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development (E/2009/119)
  • Report of the Secretary-General on "The promotion and enhancement of a coordinated response of the UN development system and the specialized agencies in the follow-up to and implementation of the Outcome of the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development" (E/2009/114)
  • Note by the Secretariat on "Possible establishment of an ad hoc panel of experts on the world economic and financial crisis and its impact on development" (E/2009/113)
  • Note by the Secretariat on "Enhancing collaboration and cooperation between the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions" (E/2009/115)
 
 
 

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