27 June 2008

Spokesperson's Noon Briefing


 

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

 

 

DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

 

The following is a near-verbatim partial transcript of today’s noon briefing by Michèle Montas, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

 

Financing for Development

 

The Secretary-General has decided to appoint Oscar de Rojas of Venezuela, Director of the Financing for Development Office in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, as the Executive Secretary of the Follow-Up International Conference to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus, which will be held in Doha, Qatar, from 29 November to 2 December 2008.

 

The review Conference will assess progress made, reaffirm goals and commitments and share best practices and lessons learned.  It will also identify obstacles and constraints that have been encountered, actions and initiatives to overcome them, and important measures for further implementation, as well as new challenges and emerging issues.

 

Thank you.

 

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