United Nations High Level Segment Sessions, New York, UN Headquarters

IFFAMPAC attended the 2010 United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (ECOSOC) High Level Segment Sessions for NGOs, New York City, UN HQ held 28 June-02 July 2010. IFFAMPAC was honored to have both a written statement made an official document record of the Parliamentaryproceeding as well as have been chosen by the president of ECOSOC to make an oral presentation, which statement was also made part of the official conference record. The written statement and presentation of an oral statement addressed the theme for the Annual Ministerial Review on “Implementing the Internationally Agreed Goals and Commitments in regard to Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women”, and the theme for the Development Cooperation Forum of “Development Cooperation in Times of Crises: New Commitments to Reach the MDGs”.
The president of IFFAMPAC, Jane Durgom-Powers had an opportunity to meet briefly with the new president of ECOSOC, His Excellency Ambassador Hamidon Ali of Malaysia, as well as with the High Commissioner of Human Rights Navanethem Pillay.