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Fourth High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development to take place 23 and 24 March 2010 at UN Headquarters

arton2085The General Assembly, by its decision 64/551 of 23 February 2010, decided to convene its fourth High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development, on 23 and 24 March 2010 at UN Headquarters. Pursuant to resolution 64/194 of 21 December 2009, the overall theme of the Dialogue will be “The Monterrey Consensus and Doha Declaration on Financing for Development: status of implementation and tasks ahead”.


The two day event will include a series of plenary and informal meetings. Plenary meetings will take place on the first day of the Dialogue. On the second day, there will be 3 round tables (morning) and an interactive dialogue (afternoon), as follows:

  • Round table 1: “The reform of the international monetary and financial system and its implications for development”;
  • Round table 2: “The impact of the current financial and economic crisis on foreign direct investment and other private flows, external debt and international trade”;
  • Round table 3: “The role of financial and technical development cooperation, including innovative sources of development finance, in leveraging the mobilization of domestic and international financial resources for development”;
  • Informal interactive dialogue: “The link between financing for development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals: the road to the 2010 high-level event”.

More information: www.un.org/esa/ffd

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