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Event United Nations: Invitation to Participate in eDiscussion on Achieving Sustainable Development

An online discussion on the theme Achieving Sustainable Development, is to be held in two parts between 4 February and 14 March 2008. The discussion will be hosted on MDGNet (, and is being organized jointly by the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The purpose of the moderated online forum is to bring together experts, practitioners and policy-makers, from within and outside of the UN system, to discuss broadly:

    (1) challenges countries face in integrating the goals of economic growth, social development and environmental protection (Part I: 4 - 22 February) and
    (2) concrete policy initiatives that can help States to achieve sustainable development (Part II: 25 February - 14 March).

The outcome of the forum will constitute an important contribution towards this year’s Annual Ministerial Review ( on the same theme, to be held in New York in July 2008 during the Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Our aim is to attract global, multi-stakeholder participation in this important and timely discussion, in order to reveal a diversity of viewpoints and stimulate constructive debate. We encourage you to pass along this invitation to colleagues who may be interested in following or participating in the discussion.

Contact information Cheryl Stafford, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, UN/DESA (email:
Phone: +1 (917) 367-3116
Event type Econference
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Source UNDG
Geographical coverage Web
Organizer The Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Target audience International
Period [04/02/2008 - 14/03/2008]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH