14 September 2005
High-Level Meeting of ECOSOC Bureau to Focus on Pushing UN Development Agenda Forward
NEW YORK, 13 September (UN Headquarters) -- The national leaders of the five-member Bureau of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will meet informally early on 15 September, to discuss means for forwarding the UN's development agenda, including decisions adopted at the World Summit, and the most useful role for ECOSOC to play.
The breakfast meeting of the ECOSOC Bureau at the level of Heads of State and Government, taking place 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., 15 September, will be chaired by General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan. Besides the Heads of State/Government of the rest of the members of ECOSOC Bureau, other Heads of State and Government and senior ministerial representatives of ECOSOC member States confirmed their participation, chiefs of the Bretton Woods institutions and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), respectively, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and the Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
This informal, closed meeting takes place in the context of the World Summit, which is negotiating decisions on poverty, development and the role of ECOSOC.
For more information, contact Tim Wall of the UN Department of Public Information, tel: 1-212-963-5851.
List of Participants
Members of ECOSOC Bureau
General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan and President of the Economic and Social Council
Mr. Alfred Moisiu, President of Albania
Mr. Alfredo Palacio, President of Ecuador
Mr. Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister of Belgium
Mr. Abdelwaheb Abdallah, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Tunisia
Other Invited Member States
Mr. Matthieu Kerekou President of Benin, on behalf of the least developed countries
Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria
Mr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius, on behalf of the small island developing States
Mr. Percival James Patterson, Prime Minister of Jamaica, on behalf of the "Group of 77" developing countries
Mr. Somsavad Lengsavad, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Lao People's Democratic Republic, on behalf of the landlocked developing countries
Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Foreign Minister of Japan
Mr. Kim Hyun-chong, Minister for Trade of the Republic of Korea
Ms. Josefina Vazquez, Minister of Social Development of Mexico
Ms. Margret Beckett, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom.
Dr. Alexandre Yakovenko, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
Mr. Jiaxuan Tang, State Counsellor of China
Mr. Sichan Siv, Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council, Permanent Mission of the United States
Mr. Louis Michel, Commissioner of Development and Humanitarian Aid, European Commission
Representatives of UN System
Mr. Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Mr. Kemal Derviş, Administrator of the UNDP
Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General of UNCTAD
Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Bretton Woods Institutions
Mr. Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Mr. Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank
Mr. Kipkorir Aly Azad Rana, Deputy Director-General of the WTO
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