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Thursday, 13th January 2005


Round Table 1: “The way forward: Mobilizing resources for the further implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action”

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Co-Chairpersons: H.E. The Rt. Hon. Owen S. Arthur, Prime Minister, Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs of Barbados ; and H.E. Mr. Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Affairs

Moderator: Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

List of participating countries / International organizations:

Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Cape Verde, Caribbean Development Bank, CARICOM, Commonwealth Secretariat, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, ECLAC, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, ESCAP, FAO, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Grenada, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Holy See, ILO, Indonesia, Kenya, Global Environment Facility, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Major Group – Aims Region, Major Group – Caribbean Region, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Antilles, New Caledonia, Norway, Puerto Rico, Qatar, SADC, Saint Vincent, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHABITAT, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Vanuatu, World Bank, Zimbabwe

Summary:

The round table was co-chaired by H.E. The Rt. Hon. Owen S. Arthur, Prime Minister, Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs of Barbados; and H.E. Mr. Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Affairs; and moderated by Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

The Co-Chair, H.E. The Rt. Hon. Owen S. Arthur, Prime Minister, Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs of Barbados, opened the discussion.

Statements were made by the representatives of Grenada, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, the United States, Dominica, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Marshall Islands, France, Cuba, Cape Verde, Samoa, Finland, Malaysia, Comoros, Tunisia, Mauritius and the Federated States of Micronesia, as well as representatives of the United Nations Conference on Trade (UNCTAD), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The representatives of the following major groups also participated in the round table discussion: Caribbean Region and the IMS Region.

The Co-Chairmen reacted to comments made by the participants.

The Co-Chairman, H.E. Mr. Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Affairs, summarized the points discussed.

 


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