Retreat at Tarrytown, New York
This retreat was the third event sponsored by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser (picture), the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs, and FES New York to prepare UN Member States for the quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) on UN operational activities for development. The retreat provided an opportunity for Permanent Representatives and other senior officials from Member States and UN entities to exchange in-depth substantive analysis on how to adapt UN operational activities for development to the evolving global context. It was intended that these discussions in an informal setting will contribute significantly to the debates and negotiations of the General Assembly later this year on the 2012-2016 QCPR resolution.