The 2013 coordination segment will focus on two main substantive areas:

  • Follow-up to the 2012 Ministerial Declaration on “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 Millennium Development Goals”
  • Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development

During the segment, there will be a dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions on the theme of “Regional perspectives on the post-2105 development agenda”, during which the report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields will be presented to the Council. In addition, the annual overview report of the UN system Chief Executive Board for Coordination (CEB) will be presented to the Council. 

In its consideration of these issues, the coordination segment provides an opportunity to identify areas where the UN system should promote more comprehensive and integrated approaches and to recommend ways in which support can be strengthened against the backdrop of current challenges.

A special attention will be paid to the contribution that partnerships can make to advance the United Nations development agenda, particularly as it relates to productive capacity, employment and decent work. In the current global context, partnerships are increasingly recognized as important to leverage development activities.   The following panels will be organized during the segment:

  • “Partnerships for productive capacity and decent work” on Friday, 5 July 2013, 3 – 6 p.m.
  • “Using Human Rights instruments and ILO standards and recommendations to achieve decent work for all” on Monday, 8 July 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

The discussions on financing for development will include a panel event and a general discussion.