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Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

14–15 April 2014, UN Headquarters, New York

Pursuant to ECOSOC resolution 2013/44, the overall theme of the meeting was “Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda”. Following a short opening plenary, a Ministerial segment was held on the theme:

  • World economic situation and prospects

The meeting also featured two informal thematic debates on the following themes:

  • Mobilization of financial resources and their effective use for sustainable development;
  • Global partnership for sustainable development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

The thematic debates on the above topics were held consecutively in an informal plenary setting of the whole, in order to facilitate greater engagement of all participants and to promote an open exchange of views and experiences among all stakeholders, including civil society and the business sector.

The outcome of the meeting will be a summary by the President of ECOSOC.

Background information
on substantive matters

ECOSOC resolutions

  • ECOSOC resolution 2013/44 on "Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development"
  • ECOSOC resolution 2012/31 on "Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development"
  • ECOSOC resolution 2011/39 on "Follow-up to the Outcome of the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development: consideration of the possible establishment of an ad hoc panel of experts"
  • ECOSOC resolution 2011/38 on "Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development"
  • ECOSOC resolution 2010/26 on "Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development and the 2008 Review Conference"
  • ECOSOC resolution 2009/30 on "A strengthened and more effective intergovernmental inclusive process to carry out the financing for development follow-up"

General Assembly resolutions

 

 
 
 

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