Guidelines for Organizing Country-level Development Seminars
Organizing Country-level Development Seminars, held in conjunction with the 69th session of the Commission
The sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, from 25 April to 1 May 2013. The session comprises two segments: a senior officials segment from 25 to 27 April 2013 and a ministerial segment from 29 April to 1 May 2013.
Ministers, senior officials, heads and senior representatives of United Nations organizations, other intergovernmental organizations and civil society organizations are expected to participate at the session.
To organize a country-level Development Seminar in conjunction with the Commission, the organizing ministry or institution would need to:
- Provide a venue for the seminar to be held and link up to the webcast & Twitter (please note: no specific equipment is necessary; you only need a computer with Internet access and a projector with screen);
- Invite participants, which could include government officials; academics, civil society representatives;
- Identify a moderator who can conduct discussions at the seminar and tweet the questions of the participants to the panelists during the live webcast;
The exact format of a development seminar is up to the organizers. In addition to linking with the Commission panel discussions, organizers can invite their own resource persons to discuss issues from a country perspective after the webcast has been completed. A seminar can cover all or some of the panel discussions and can be one or more days long.
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