November 19, 2009: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed UNDP Administrator Helen Clark to represent him at the Conference and serve as its Secretary-General.
November 4, 2009: UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has announced that she will attend the Conference
October 31, 2009: Each round table will be open to participation by Member States; observers, relevant entities of the UN system and other accredited intergovernmental organizations; civil society organizations; and accredited business sector entities. The list of non-State participants in the round tables will be established on a first-come, first-served basis.
October 27, 2009: President of the General Assembly Ali Abdussalam Treki has issued an invitation to the Conference, drawing attention to paragraph 11 of resolution 64/1 which , “Encourages all Member States and other relevant stakeholders that are in a position to do so to consider supporting the participation of developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, including by making voluntary contributions through the United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation, in order to ensure the broadest possible participation.”
October 15, 2009: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has issued an invitation to all Permanent Representatives/Observers accredited to the United Nations and to Heads of Intergovernmental Organizations and Specialized Agencies.