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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 the Declaration, and the promotion of sustainable development, sustained economic growth and the eradication of poverty with a view to achieving an equitable global economic system

(29 October 2003 (p.m.), Conference Room 7)


  1. H.E. Mr. Donald KABERUKA, Minister of Finance and Planning, Rwanda
  2. Mr. Rubens RICUPERO, Secretary-General, UNCTAD


  1. Member States
    1. African States: 4 members
      Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, Mozambique
    2. Asian States: 4 members
      Cambodia, Fiji, India, Nepal
    3. Eastern European States: 1 member
      Republic of Moldova
    4. Latin American and Caribbean States: 3 members
      Bolivia, Cuba
    5. Western European and other States: 4 members
      Austria, Finland, Sweden
  2. Observers, entities of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations other than observers (3)
    1. IMF (Mr. Elliot Harris, Advisor, Policy Development and Review Department)
    2. IPU (Mr. Kobsak Chutikul, Member, House of Representatives, Thailand; and Member, IPU-European Parliament Post-Doha Steering Committee)
    3. UNIFEM (Ms. Noeleen HEYZER, Executive Director)
  3. Representatives of civil society (2):
    1. Ms. Jocelyn DOW, Director, Red Thread Women's Development Collective, Guyana Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
    2. Mr. Martin KHOR, Director, Third World Network Malaysia
  4. Representatives of the business sector (2):
    1. Mr. Charles CHAUMIN, Senior Managing Director, Suez Environment - ONDEO
    2. Mr. Andrew SPINDLER, Executive Director, Financial Services Volunteer Corps


The Co-Chairs made introductory statements. An interactive dialogue ensued with the participation of the representatives above. The Co-Chairs summarized the discussion of the round table.


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