Doha: (Agencies: 1/12/2008): Having elected conference chairman, HH the Emir SH Hamad Ben Khalifa al-Thani and deputy chairman, H.E. the minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ahmad Ben Abdallah al-Mahmoud, the Doha Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus resumed its deliberations at the Sheraton Hotel Saturday and yesterday; it is expected to conclude those deliberations tomorrow, Tuesday, 2nd December 2008.
Today, round table debates 4 and 5 would tackle increasing international financial and technical cooperation for development and External debt.
Yesterday, the first 3 round table sessions focused on three major thematic areas: round table one discussed mobilizing domestic financial resources for development, round table 2 discussed mobilizing international resources for development: foreign direct investment and other private flows while round table three discussed International trade as an engine for development.
Tomorrow, round table 6 is to address systemic issues: enhancing the coherence and consistency of the international monetary, financial and trading systems in support of development.
Also on tomorrow and at the closing plenary meeting in the afternoon the conference is expected to adopt the draft Doha outcome document.
On the same day, the Conference will adopt a report on its activities, a draft of which will be prepared by the Rapporteur-General and presented to the Conference for its approval at the closing plenary meeting in the afternoon.
On Saturday, and after the election by acclamation of conference chairman and deputy chairman, the conference adoped the rules of procedure as well as the agenda and other organizational matters including the election of officers other than the president and establishing the Main Committee.
It then organized its work around eight plenary meetings and six interactive multi-stakeholder round tables based on the six major thematic areas of the Monterrey Consensus- under the overall theme “Looking ahead: further cooperative actions in financing for development”.