Preparatory Events in the Round-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus

Doha, Qatar, 29 November - 2 December 2008

14 February 2008

Review Session on Chapter I of the Monterrey Consensus, "Mobilizing domestic financial resources for development"

15 February 2008

Review session on Chapter II, "Mobilizing international resources for development: foreign direct investment and other private flows"

10 March 2008 - 11 March 2008 (morning)

Review session on Chapter V, "External Debt"

11 March 2008 (afternoon) - 12 March 2008

Review Session on Chapter VI, "Addressing systemic issues: enhancing the coherence and consistency of the international monetary, financial and trading systems in support of development"

15-16 April 2008

Review session on Chapter IV, "Increasing international financial and technical cooperation for development"

19-20 May 2008

Review Session on Chapter III, "International trade as an engine for development"

18 June 2008

Hearings of Civil Society and the Business Sector

In the second week of July 2008, the Secretary-General will issue a report on the latest developments related to the review process on financing for development and the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus. By the end of July, the President of the General Assembly will circulate a draft outcome document based on the outcome of the preparatory events. Informal consultations and drafting sessions on the outcome document will be held during the period from September 2008 until the holding of the Review Conference.

In accordance with General Assembly resolutions 61/191 and 62/187, the review conference should assess progress made, reaffirm goals and commitments, share best practices and lessons learned. The conference should also identify obstacles and constraints encountered, actions and initiatives to overcome them, important measures for further implementation, as well as new challenges and emerging issues.