UN ECOSOC 2009 Regional Ministerial Meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dr. Shigeru Suganami, President, AMDA International, attended 2009 UN ECOSOC Regional Ministerial Meeting, held from March 16 to 18, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The conference was hosted by the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and organized in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and other UN agencies. Topics focused on financing for health care, as well as challenges for health systems in countries in or following crisis. Participants included representatives from UN, its agencies, member nations, and from NGOs. The conference is a part of the 2009 Annual Ministerial Review which assesses progress made toward the United Nations Development Agenda. AMDA, holding general consultative status with UN Economic and Social Council, took part in the conference as a major NGO in medical health sector. AMDA will continue to contribute to the UN Development Agenda through its projects and emergency relief missions around the world.