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High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development

29 - 30 October 2003, New York

As of 30 October 2003


Regional dimensions of the implementation of the results of the International Conference on Financing for Development

(29 October 2003 (a.m.), ECOSOC Chamber)


  1. H.E. Mr. Blas F. OPLE, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Philippines
  2. Mr. Enrique V. IGLESIAS, President, Inter-American Development Bank


  1. Member States:
    1. African States: 3 members
      Burkina Faso, Congo, Guinea
    2. Asian States: 2 members
      Iran (Islamic Republic of), Nauru
    3. Eastern European States: 2 members
      Belarus, Romania
    4. Latin American and Caribbean States: 2 members
      Antigua and Barbuda, Ecuador
    5. Western European and other States: 3 members
      Australia, Italy, Spain
  2. Observers, entities of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations other than observers (5)
    1. World Bank (Mr. Zia Qureshi, Sr. Advisor, Global Monitoring)
    2. Council of Europe Development Bank
    3. OECD
    4. ESCAP (Mr. Hak-Su Kim, Executive Secretary)
    5. ECLAC (Ms. Alicia Barcena, Deputy Executive Secretary)
    6. EC (Mr. Koos Richelle, DG for Development)
  3. Representatives of civil society (2):
    1. Mr. Romulo Torres, Director, Comisin Episcopal de Accin Social, Peru (Coopration Internationale pour le Dveloppement et la Solidarit (CIDSE))
    2. Ms. Phelisa Nkomo, African Women's Economic Policy Network, South Africa (Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO))
  4. Representatives of the business sector (2):
    1. Mr. Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Chairman, African Business Roundtable
    2. Ms. Maggie Kigozi, Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority International Chamber of Commerce


The Co-Chairs opened the meeting. Co-Chair, H.E. Mr. Blas Ople, Minister of Foreign Affiars of the Philippines made an introductory statement.  An interactive dialogue ensued with the participation of the above representatives. Co-Chair, Mr. Enrique Iglesias, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, summarized the discussion of the round table.


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