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UN ECOSOC 2000
New York – July 5-7, 2000
AIT worked closely with Ambassador Makarim Wibisono (Indonesia), ECOSOC President, to set up the IT Exhibits and coordinate the ECOSOC presentations to the Delegates by the IT Expert Speakers who presented at ECOSOC 2000. AIT and its Private Sector IT Presenters developed an ICT Related Grand Opening for ECOSOC 2000, complete with an expanded Computer Array.
ECOSOC IT Programme
The Charter of the United Nations mandates the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) a global presence in coordinating development policies, tantamount in importance to the financial role of the Breton Woods institutions.
ECOSOC has chosen to focus on the issues of how IT can best work for development at its high-level segment, chaired by ECOSOC President Makarim Wibisono (Indonesia) and taking place 5-7 July (2000) in New York. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, World Trade Organization Director Mike Moore, UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown, ITU Secretary-General Joshio Utsumi and UNCTAD Secretary-General Rubens Ricupero will lead the discussion. They will be joined by the new Managing Director, or a high-level representative, of the International Monetary fund. AIT’s Executive Presenters provideed High-Level Presentations on ICT for Sustainable Development. Ministers dealing with information technology or development from more than 50 countries are also expected to attend and to participate in the July Meeting.
Recommendations from the ECOSOC meeting will be reported to the Millennium Assembly of the United Nations, opening in September in New York.
Staged concurrently with the high-level ECOSOC meeting will be an unprecedented public exhibit at UN Headquarters, bringing together educational displays by private sector firms from around the globe, international agencies and governments.
Leading up to ECOSOC’s high-level meeting are a series of panel discussions, as well as a series of regional meetings taking place on five different continents. Expert discussions, working groups and regional meetings are organized by the ECOSOC bureau, with support from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the regional commissions.