Economical and social council held on 3rd April 2012 Global preparatory meeting for the Annual ministerial review. Meeting held in the UN headquarters in New York was chaired by the Permanent representative of the Slovak republic H.E. Mr. Miloš Koterec, actual Chair of the Council.
Annual ministerial review will take place during the High level segment of Substantive session of the Council in July 2012 in New York and will deal with employment mainly focusing on jobs creation, global labor market and inclusive and equitable labor opportunities. The main objective of the Global Preparatory Meeting (GPM) was to identify the key issues to be considered by Member States in preparing for the 2012 Annual Ministerial Review, inter alia policy and other requirements for building productive capacity and promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries, particularly least developed and vulnerable countries, achieving of the Millennium development goals and post 2015 development agenda. Among panelists were representatives of academia and UN system. In the end of the meeting, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang summarized recommendations from the meeting for Annual ministerial review.