Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD

New York
14 - 15 April, 2014

On 14-15 April, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold its annual Special high-level meeting with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development at UN Headquarters in New York.

The overall theme of the meeting will be ôCoherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agendaö.

Chaired by the ECOSOC President, Ambassador Martin Sajdik (Austria), the Special high-level meeting will bring together Ministers of Finance / Development Cooperation / Foreign Affairs and Central Bank Governors, as well as high-level representatives and senior officials of major institutional stakeholders, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector.

This yearĺs high-level meeting has special significance. It is taking place against the background of global economic recovery trends and in the context of the preparations for the post-2015 development agenda. The meeting should serve to strengthen the growing momentum on post-2015, which needs to be underpinned by a strong financing framework. It will promote synergies between various processes and events, including the work of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing and the preparations for the third international conference on financing for development to be convened in 2015 or 2016.

Thematic debates will be held on the following topics:

1. World economic situation and prospects
2.Mobilization of financial resources and their effective use for sustainable development
3.Global partnership for sustainable development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda

A full summary of the meeting by the President of ECOSOC will be issued subsequently as an official document of the Council and the General Assembly. It will provide an input to the summer session of the Council, deliberations of the Second Committee of the General Assembly on the Financing for Development agenda item, as well as the follow-up process to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and the discussions within both ECOSOC and the GA on the post-2015 development agenda.

Detailed Information
Date 14 - 15 April, 2014
Location New York
Organizer Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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