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  • Foreword by Mr. Sha Zukang, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.
  • Introduction by H.E. Mr. Lazarous Kapambwe, President of the Economic and Social Council, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations.

  A. The Education for All Agenda

  • Overview
  • Highlight of the Opening Session and Keynote addresses
  • AMR discussions on the “Education for All Agenda”:
    • Accelerating Education for All (EFA): Mobilizing resources and partnerships.
    • Education, human rights and conflict.
    • Education for sustainable development.
    • Education challenges in Africa and LDCs.
    • Education for the future—changing needs.
  • Other events:
    • Innovation Fair
    • Ministerial Round Table Breakfasts

B. The world economy and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

  • Overview:
    • High-level policy dialogue with the international financial and trade institutions on current developments in the world economy.
    • Promoting sustained, inclusive and equitable growth for accelerating poverty eradication and achievement of the MDGs.
    • Building on Istanbul: Financial support for the development efforts of LDCs, including through South-South and triangular cooperation

C. Empowering the United Nations system to act on the United Nations Development Agenda

  • Overview:
    • Leadership, coordination and accountability: Evaluating the United Nations system's work on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
    • Dialogue with Executive Heads of United Nations funds and programmes: “Looking to the future of operational activities for development of funds and programmes: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats”.

D. ECOSOC’s consideration of country situations: The Horn of Africa, South Sudan and Haiti

  • Overview
    • The humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa.
    • Promoting durable peace and sustainable development in Sudan and South Sudan.
    • The long-term programme of support for Haiti.

E. Press and communication

  • Overview
    • UN News Centre articles.
    • United Nations press releases and meetings coverage.
    • Video coverage.
    • On-the-spot-interviews by South South News, World Innovation Summit for Education and Euro News.

Annex 1: Ministerial declaration of the high-level segment—Substantive session of 2011 of the Economic and Social Council.

Annex 2: Keynote addresses

  • Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of the Swiss Confederation.
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations.
  • Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO.
  • Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Simon Willis, Global Vice-President, CISCO.