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13 July 2015

Financing for Development Conference opens in Addis Ababa

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The Third International Conference on Financing for Development opens 13 July and will run until 16 July 2015.

The Conference will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities. The main outcome of the conference is envisaged to be a strategic, intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome which should support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

Conference agenda is informed by the General Assembly resolutions 68/204 and 68/279, and will focus on:

1. assessing the progress made in the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and the Doha Declaration and identifying obstacles and constraints encountered in the achievement of the goals and objectives agreed therein, as well as actions and initiatives to overcome these constraints;

2. addressing new and emerging issues, including in the context of the recent multilateral efforts to promote international development cooperation;
– the current evolving development cooperation landscape;
– the interrelationship of all sources of development finance;
– the synergies between financing objectives across the three dimensions of sustainable development; and
– the need to support the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015;

3. reinvigorating and strengthening the financing for development follow-up process.

Live conference coverage will be provided in part by UN Web TV:

For more information on the conference, please visit:

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