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Economic and Social Council

Meetings and Events of ECOSOC and its Subsidiary Bodies

ECOSOC 2012 Substantive Session - High-level Segment

UNHQ - New York
02 - 09 July, 2012

This year¿s high-level segment which takes place on 2-9 July, opens with the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) on 2-3 July, spotlighting the theme of ¿promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty¿.

This focus is particularly timely, as the global economic and financial crisis has exacerbated pre-existing challenges to the achievement of full employment and decent work in both developing and developed countries. While unemployment and labour market inequity remain high in developed countries, workers in developing countries must contend with high rates of under-employment, vulnerable employment and informal work.

The 2012 AMR will examine global labour market trends and assess progress toward meeting employment and decent work-related goals. It will result in a ministerial declaration, to be adopted on 9 July that reflects the international commitment to prioritise job creation in the development agenda.

On 2 and 3 July, nine countries ¿ Algeria, Brazil, Ecuador, Kenya, Mauritius, Qatar, Russian Federation, Senegal and Ukraine ¿ will make National Voluntary Presentations (NVPs). They will share experience in terms of the progress that has been accomplished and the remaining obstacles with respect to productive capacity and employment.

On 5-6 July, the High-level Segment will continue with the third biennial Development Cooperation Forum (DCF). As a true multi-stakeholder global platform for interactive debate on the effective and coherent use of development cooperation, the 2012 DCF will bring together a large number of diverse participants.

Detailed Information
Date 02 - 09 July, 2012
Location UNHQ - New York
External Link http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/julyhls/index12.shtml