The global partnership for development agreed at major United Nations conferences is the centrepiece of international development cooperation. However, in a changing development landscape, the global partnership itself is evolving as new players with new approaches to development cooperation and new aid modalities are making an increasingly important contribution to development.
On 9 February 2012, ECOSOC will hold a one-day meeting at New York Headquarters (Conference Room 7 North Lawn Building) on “The Changing Context of Development: What does it mean for Cooperation and Global Partnership”. The meeting is held in preparation for the 2012 UN Development Cooperation Forum (DCF). It will examine key development cooperation trends that have emerged in recent years and how they are shaping the future of development cooperation and the institutional arrangements that govern this cooperation. Presentations by panellists will be followed by an interactive discussion.