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About the AMR

The Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) is a new function of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) mandated by Heads of State and Government at the 2005 World Summit. Its purpose is to:

  • Assess progress made towards the MDGs and the implementation of the other goals and targets agreed at the major UN conferences and summits over the past 15 years, which constitute the United Nations Development Agenda (UNDA).
  • Contribute to scaling-up and accelerating action to realize the development agenda, by serving as global high-level forum with broad-based participation, where lessons learned are exchanged and successful practices and approaches that merit scaling-up are identified.

The AMR forms one part of the ECOSOC High Level Segment which every year brings together member States, UN organizations and other stakeholders from civil society, including the private sector, NGOs and academia. The High Level Segment comprises: High Level Policy Dialogue, Development Cooperation Forum, the Annual Ministerial Review, Thematic Debate and an Innovation Fair.

For more information on ECOSOC and the High Level Segment, please click here.