20 April: Programmes for ECOSOC substantive session in July announced
The 2012 Annual Ministerial Review of ECOSOC, to be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, will focus on the theme “Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the MDGs”. Decent work and promoting productive capacity are central to poverty eradication, the achievement of the MDGs and equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. The global economic and financial crisis exacerbated pre-existing challenges to the achievement of full employment and decent work in both developing and developed countries. Therefore, the 2012 AMR provides an important opportunity for ECOSOC to put a spotlight on economic growth models that promote job creation, are sustainable, inclusive and equitable and can be tailored to the particular needs of countries, while promoting also social protection and rights at work. Nine countries - Algeria, Brazil, Ecuador, Kenya, Mauritius, Qatar, Russia, Senegal and Ukraine - will make National Voluntary Presentations (NVPs) during the 2012 AMR session. Programmes of the four segments of the ECOSOC substantive session are posted here:

High-Level Segment
Coordination Segment
Operational Activities Segment
General Segment

More information: http://un.org/en/ecosoc

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