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High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development

29 - 30 October 2003, New York

As of 30 October 2003


The link between the progress in the implementation of the agreements and commitments reached at the International Conference on Financing for Development and the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration

29 October 2003 (p.m.), Conference Room 5


  1. H.E. Ms. Hilde FRAFJORD JOHNSON, Minister of International Development, Norway
  2. Mr. Jos Antonio OCAMPO, Under-Secretary-General for Economic & Social Development


  1. Member States
    1. African States: 5 members
      Algeria, Egypt, Erithea, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria
    2. Asian States: 5 members
      China, Cyprus, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Tonga
    3. Eastern European States: 3 members
      Hungary, Russian Federation, Slovakia
    4. Latin American and Caribbean States: 5 members
      Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela
    5. Western European and other States: 5 members
      Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom
    6. Other Member States: Tuvalu
  2. Observers, entities of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations other than observers (5)
    1. World Bank (Mr. Amar Bhattacharya, Sr. Advisor, Poverty Reduction & Economic Management)
    2. UNDP (Ms. Ingeborg Kaul, Director, Office of Development Studies)
    3. UNFPA (Ms. Mari Simonen, Director, Technical Support Division)
    4. EC (Mr. Koos Richelle, DG for Development)
    5. UN-OHRLLS (Mr. Anwarul Chowdhury)
  3. Representatives of civil society (3):
    1. Ms. Mary Robinson, Executive Director, Ethical Globalization Initiative, (International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU))
    2. Mr. Demba Mousa Dembele, Director, Forum for African Alternatives, Senegal (Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches)
    3. Ms. Gigi Francisco, International Gender and Trade Network, Philippines, (Centre of Concern)
  4. Representatives of the business sector (3):
    1. Mr. Dan Bond, FIrst Vice President, AMBAC Assurance (Samuels Associates)
    2. Ms. Chee Mee Hu, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service (Business Council for the United Nations)
    3. Mr. Paul Underwood, Executive Director, Business Council for the United Nations


The Co-Chairs and the Under-Secretary-General  for DESA made introductory remarks. An interactive dialogue ensued with the participation of the above representatives.


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