Catalysts for job creation

2012 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) regional meeting will be arranged in Addis Ababa on 25 March focusing on “Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as drivers of productive capacity and job creation”

AMR is a function of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the purpose of assessing progress made towards the MDGs and the implementation of other goals and targets agreed at major UN conferences and summits, forming the UN development agenda. It also aims at contributing to scaling-up and accelerating action to realize the development agenda, by serving as global high-level forum with broad-based participation, where lessons learned are exchanged and successful practices and approaches that merit scaling-up are identified.

The meeting in Addis Ababa is organized by UN DESA, jointly with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Labor Organization, within the context of the Fifth Joint Meeting, African Union Conferences of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, to be held from 22-27 March.

The outcomes of the meeting will be presented during the ECOSOC high-level segment to be held in New York in July 2012.

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