High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development
27-28 June 2005, UN Headquarters, New York
In its resolution 59/145 of 17 December 2004, the General Assembly decided to hold the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development on 27 and 28 June 2005 in New York immediately prior to the high-level segment of the 2005 substantive session of the Economic and Social Council in order for the recommendations of the High-level Dialogue to be considered in the preparatory process for the High-level Plenary Meeting to be held in New York from 14- 16 September 2005. It also decided to hold a separate meeting on Financing for Development within the framework of the High-level Plenary Meeting.
In its resolution 59/291 of 15 April 2005, the General Assembly further decided to hold the separate meeting on Financing for Development from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. immediately following the adjournment of the opening plenary session of the High-level Plenary Meeting. Statements will be made by the head of the delegation of the host country of the International Conference on Financing for Development, major institutional stakeholders, individual delegations, in particular delegations that are proposing key initiatives in the Financing for Development process, one representative from civil society and one representative from the private sector, in consultation with the President of the General Assembly.
In its resolution 59/293 of 27 May 2005, the General Assembly decided upon the modalities of the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development. It agreed that the overall theme of the High-level Dialogue will be "The Monterrey Consensus: status of implementation and tasks ahead". The first day of the Dialogue will consist of a formal meeting chaired by the President of the General Assembly, at which ministers and high-level officials will be able to make formal statements. The second day will be devoted to six interactive multi-stakeholder round tables followed by an informal interactive dialogue with the participation of all relevant stakeholders. The central theme of each of the round tables will be an individual chapter of the Monterrey Consensus.