Sixty-Sixth Commission Session

13 May 2010 to 19 May 2010
Incheon, Republic of Korea

The 66th session of the Commission took place in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 13 to 19 May 2010.

The Commission session comprised two parts:

  • Senior Officials Segment from 13-15 May 2010
  • Ministerial Segment from 17-19 May 2010.

Forty eight Member states and Associate member states attended the sessions with high level representation and over 300 delegates participated in the deliberations.

The Ministerial segment was inaugurated His Excellency Mr. Chung Un-Chan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea. Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, addressed the session, bringing to the meeting the message from the Least Developed countries and the Dhaka outcome document on the review of the Brussels Prgramme of Action. His Excellency Edward Natapei, Prime Minister of Vanuatu also addressed the session tabling the Port Vila Outcome Statement on future priorities for sustainable development in the Pacific Island Developing nations following the regions midterm review of progress towards implementation of the Mauritius Strategy.

The following special events were held during the Ministerial Segment:

  • Ministerial round table on the theme of the 66 session Supportive Financial System and Green Growth for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the Asia – Pacific Region
  • High- level panel on Sustaining the Recovery and Dynamism for inclusive Development.

From the artistic performance of the traditional Korean drums at the opening session to the adoption of the report at the closing session the meetings progressed in seamless fashion, creating a harmonious platform for countries in Asia and the Pacific to share with each other their successes and challenges as they strive to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.