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Special High-level Meeting with the Bretton Woods Institutions and World Trade Organization

26 April 2004, New York

"Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus"


8:45 a.m.
Breakfast meeting (Conference Room 5, closed)

(Chairs of inter-governmental bodies of institutional stakeholders, cochairs of the roundtables, lead discussants, Bureau members of ECOSOC)

9:45 a.m.
Opening of the meeting (ECOSOC Chamber)
  • Welcome and introduction of panelists by HE Ms. Marjatta Rasi, President of ECOSOC (4 minutes)
  • Opening statement by H.E. Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations (7 minutes)
  • Statement by HE Mr. Julian Robert Hunte, President of the General Assembly (7 minutes)

Statements by Governmental and Inter-governmental representatives (7 min. each):

  • HE Mr. Yousef Hussain Kamal, Chair of Group of 77, Minister of Finance of Qatar
  • HE Mr. Charlie McCreevy, Chair of European Union, Minister of Finance of Ireland
  • HE Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Acting Chair of the Development Committee, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Mr. Augustin Carstens, Designated Representative of the Chair of the International Monetary and Finance Committee
  • HE Mr. Zukang Sha, President of the Trade and Development Board, UNCTAD
10:45 a.m.
Breakup into six round tables*

* There will be six roundtables, two each on the three themes. Participants would be encouraged to provide concrete country experiences and policy lessons and pay attention to countries in special situations.

11:00 a.m.
Reconvene in six round tables
(ECOSOC Chamber and Conference Room 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10) for dialogue in an informal setting

(No introductory or written statements; interventions not to exceed 3 minutes; free exchange of views on an individual basis; no speakers’ list in advance, instead follow flow of discussion).

Round Table A
Round Table B
Theme 1. Impact of private investment and trade -related issues on financing for development
Round Table C
Round Table D
Theme 2. Role of multilateral institutions in reaching the Millennium Development Goals
Round Table E
Round Table F
Theme 3. Debt sustainability and debt relief

Location of Round Tables

  • Theme 1:
    Round Table A: Conf. Room 5
    Round Table B: Conf. Room 10
  • Theme 2:
    Round Table C: ECOSOC Chamber
    Round Table D: Conf. Room 7
  • Theme 2:
    Round Table E: Conf. Room 6
    Round Table F: Conf. Room 9
1:00 p.m.
Chairs conclude the round tables
1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Luncheon hosted by the President of ECOSOC
Keynote address by H.E. Ms. Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
3:00 p.m.
Reconvene in ECOSOC Chamber
3:00 p.m.
Panel comprising the Chairs of the round tables (Each report 3-4 minutes)
3:20 p.m.
Presentations by civil society and private sector representatives (5 minutes each)
  • Mr. Martin Khor, Director, Third World Network on behalf of the civil society community
  • Mr. Paul Underwood, Executive Director, Business Council for the United Nations
3:30 p.m.
Exchange of views among participants
4:55 p.m.
Closing remarks by the President of ECOSOC (5 minutes)

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