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High Level Dialogue on Financing for Development
UNGA, 64th Session, 23-24 March 2010

In accordance with General Assembly decision 64/551 of 23 February 2010, the fourth High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development was Tuesday, 23, and Wednesday, 24 March 2010, at United Nations Headquarters. Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/194 of 21 December 2009, the overall theme of the Dialogue was “The Monterrey Consensus and Doha Declaration on Financing for Development: status of implementation and tasks ahead.” For further information, please consult the Financing for Development Web site at  www.un.org/esa/ffd/hld/HLD2010/index.htm

Mr. Toshihiko Murata, Liaison and Executive Officer, FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations, delivered a statement of behalf of the organization. To view the text, go to statements.  

Plenary meetings
The Dialogue had three plenary meetings, chaired by the President of the General Assembly in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. Two of the plenary meetings was held on Tuesday, 23 March, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. A short closing plenary meeting was held on Wednesday, 24 March, at 5.45 p.m.

Round tables
The Dialogue also had three interactive parallel multi-stakeholder round tables held on Wednesday, 24 March, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following themes:

Round table 1: The reform of the international monetary and financial system and its implications for development (Conference Room 1 (NLB)); 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 (Conference Room 2 (NLB)); and 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 (Conference Room 4 (NLB))

Informal interactive dialogue
An informal interactive dialogue, chaired by the President of the General Assembly, was held on Wednesday, 24 March, from 3 to 5.45 p.m., on the theme “The link between financing for development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals: the road to the 2010 high-level event.”