Financing for Development
2015 Financing for Development Conference (13-16 July)
Op-ed prepared by the FfD Task Force: see here
Analysis by Stephen Chacha, Beyond 2015 African Regional Coordinator: see here
FfD blogs/press releases by members of Beyond 2015:
Financing for Development FFD3: Beyond the Money - blog by Yeabsira Bogale, Senior Advisor, Talent Youth Association (TaYA), Ethiopia
The Addis Ababa legacy must not be an all-talk-and-no Action Agenda - Alice Ridge, ACFID (Beyond 2015 lead agency in Australia)
Australian political parties challenged to commit to greater aid financing - press release by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Beyond 2015 lead agency in Australia, 17 July 2015
13 August 2015: Letter on behalf of Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser of the UNSG on Post-2015 Development Planning, addressing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and thanking Beyond 2015 for its engagement in the process.
14 July 2015: Statement delivered by Claudio Fernandes (Brazil) during the Multistakeholder round table 3: Global Partnership and the three dimensions of Sustainable Development, part of the Third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa.
16 March 2015: Zero Draft of the Outcome Document of the Third Financing for Development Conference, released by the co-facilitators of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations.
This includes dates for substantive informal sessions and the roadmap up to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa July 13-16 2015.
Substantive informal sessions in preparation for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) will take place on 10-13 November 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York in the Trusteeship Council.
The following FfD3 themes will be debated through a series of panel discussions:
1. Global context (10 November, half day 3-6pm)
2. Domestic public finance (11 November, a10am-1pm; 3-6pm)
3. International public finance (12 November, 10pm-1pm; 3-6pm)
4. Private finance (13 November, 10pm-1pm; 3-6pm)
In order to facilitate the coordination of civil society interventions from the floor during the various panel sessions, UN-NGLS is convening daily open coordination meetings for interested representatives of civil society organizations prior to the start of each of the substantive sessions as follows:
Mon, 10 November, 11:00am-12:00pm: Financing for Development Office Conference Room, 2 UN Plaza (DC2 building), 22nd Floor, Room 2211 - corner of 44th Street and 1st Ave (enter on 44th Street)
Tues, 11 November, 9:00-9:45am: UNCTAD Meeting Room, 11th Floor, 2 UN Plaza (DC2 building) – corner of 44th Street and 1st Ave (enter on 44th Street)
Wed, 12 November, 9:00-9:45am: UNCTAD Meeting Room, 11th Floor, 2 UN Plaza (DC2 building) – corner of 44th Street and 1st Ave (enter on 44th Street)
Meeting with the Co-Chairs on Thursday morning, 13 November
On 13 November between 9-9.45 (venue to be announced soon)
13 October 2014: The co-facilitators of the consultations on all issues relating to the Third UN Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) and its preparatory process issued a letter to Member States proposing a programme of work for informal consultations, and a road map detailing the preparatory process. The proposals will be discussed in an informal consultation on 17 October 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.
The road map proposes five substantive informal sessions, held between October and December 2014 or January 2015, on the following topics: opening session and setting the stage (17 October); global context (10 November); mobilization and effective use of resources (11-13 November); enabling environment and systemic issues (9-11 December); and learning from partnerships and the follow-up process (12 December or 14 January).
It also proposes an interactive hearing with civil society and the business sector, and regional consultations organized by the UN Regional Commissions. Finally, the road map would include three drafting sessions, on 27-29 January 2015, 13-17 April 2015, and 15-19 June 2015.
The proposed work programme gives greater detail on the content of the five substantive informal sessions. Issues proposed to be discussed include: domestic and international public finance; private and blended finance; an enabling and conducive policy environment; trade, technology, and capacity building; governance; learning from sector partnerships and funds; and strengthening the FfD follow-up process.
The co-facilitators - George Talbot of Guyana and Geir Pedersen of Norway - encourage Member States to also provide thoughts on the conference as a whole at the first informal consultation.
UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa appointed Talbot and Pedersen as co-facilitators of “open, inclusive and transparent consultations" on FfD and its preparatory process, on 8 October 2014.
The FfD Conference will take place from 13-16 July 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.