On 27 February 2012, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held an Exclusive Philanthropy Event, Breaking new ground: Partnerships for more and better jobs for young people chaired by its President, Slovak Ambassador Miloš Koterec. The event was preceded by morning Dialogue of Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) with private philanthropic organizations.
This Philantropic Event served as a part of the preparatory process for the ECOSOC’s 2012 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR), which will deal with employment and decent work to eradicate poverty and achievements of Millennium development goals. The meeting focused on strengthening partnership between governments, private sector and philanthropic community in advancing youth employment. Themes included issues of policy setting for youth employment and innovations for promoting youth employment. The outcome of the deliberations will be submitted to the United Nations Member States during the Economic and Social Council’s High-level segment in July 2012, New York.
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