Brazil will be participating in the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus, which starts this Saturday, November 29, in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Called by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the conference follows through up to December 2nd and includes the participation of heads of state and government, as well as Foreign Ministers of over 150 countries.
The Brazilian delegation is headed by Foreign Minister Celso Amorim and includes diplomats and representatives of the Finance Ministry. Amorim is expected participate in the informal debate about the financial crisis called by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and by the emir of Qatar, sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
The Monterrey Consensus is a declaration in which countries agree to strengthen the financing of development, to comply with the Millennium Development Goals. The document was signed in 2002 during the Conference in Monterrey, Mexico.
Considered a beacon in multilateral economic diplomacy as it covers the phenomenon of development in its several dimensions, the document is divided in six chapters: Mobilization of Domestic Funds; Mobilization of Foreign Funds; Foreign Trade; Help, Financial Cooperation and Innovative Financial Mechanisms; Foreign Debt; Systemic Questions; Coherence in the Monetary, Exchange and Trade System.
According to information supplied by a spokesperson for the Itamaraty, apart from the meetings of the conference, minister Amorim should participate in bilateral interviews with emir Al-Thani; with the prime minister of Qatar, Hamad Bin Jassim; with the President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmud Abbas; and with the President of the Commission of the African Union, Jean Ping.