In its resolution (A.RES/L.29/Rev.1), the UN General Assembly (UNGA) decided that the high-level meeting will be held on 22 September 2008, prior to the general debate of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly. It also decided that the meeting will be held at the highest possible political level, including the participation of Heads of State or Government, ministers, special representatives and other representatives, as appropriate. The UNGA decided that the meeting will result in a political declaration on Africa’s development needs and requested the UNGA President to produce a draft text in consultation with member States and based on their inputs, and convene informals on the draft text. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to submit to the meeting a comprehensive report, with recommendations, on “Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward” in cooperation with relevant development agencies of the UN, the Bretton Woods institutions and other relevant regional and international financial and trade institutions.
date: 22 September 2008
venue: United Nations Headquarters
location: New York, US