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Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
22 April 2013
UN Headquarters
New York,

Key Issues

 
Financing for Development

Pursuant to ECOSOC resolutions 2012/31, 2011/38, 2010/26 and 2009/30, the overall theme of the meeting will be “Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda”.

Following a short opening plenary featuring an opening address by the UN Secretary-General, a High-level Panel of Ministers will be held on the theme:

  • World economic situation and prospects in the wake of the world financial and economic crisis

The morning session will conclude with statements by the heads of relevant intergovernmental bodies and other senior official of the institutional stakeholders of the meeting.

The afternoon session will feature two informal thematic debates on the following themes:

  • Financing for sustainable development, including leveraging of private capital, in the context of the follow-up to the outcome of the Rio+20 Conference.

  • Global partnership for development in the context of post-2015 development agenda.

The thematic debates on the above topics will be held consecutively in an informal plenary setting of the whole, in order to facilitate greater engagement of all participants and to promote an open exchange of views and experiences among all stakeholders, including civil society and the business sector.

At the closing of the meeting, the President of ECOSOC will make concluding remarks highlighting key points and common messages. The full summary by the President of the Council will be issued as an official document of the General Assembly and ECOSOC at a later date.

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