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As per paragraph 255 of the Rio+20 Outcome document, the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) is committed to work in “open and broad consultation with relevant international and regional financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders”.

In this respect, a steering committee has been formed to coordinate the involvement of non-state actors. Public calls for inputs to all stakeholders will also be issued as the work of the committee progresses.

Steering committee:
A steering committee has been constituted for the whole duration of the work of the ICESDF to play the role of interface between the ICESDF and non-state actors. For example, it organizes the selection process for speakers during multistakeholder dialogues held within the formal sessions of the ICESDF. It is composed of eight members i.e. four from the Rio Major Groups and four from the Financing for Development Process. Nominations to the steering committee were the result of a participatory and inclusive selection process that was largely coordinated by non-state-actors themselves. The nomination process aimed to ensure geographical and gender balance and a steering committee that duly reflects civil society, business sector and other Major Groups representatives (in particular workers and trade unions, local authorities, children and youth, women and indigenous peoples) involved in the Financing for Development and in the Sustainable Development processes.

Public call for inputs:

Open, written contributions on substantive themes explored by the Committee will be called for periodically, as the work of the ICESDF progresses.

During its first session in August 2013 the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing agreed to organise its work in the following three thematic clusters, facilitated by Committee members:
  • Cluster 1: Assessing financing needs, mapping of current flows and emerging trends, and the impact of domestic and international environments (facilitated by Mr. Reginald Darius, Saint Lucia, and Ms. Liz Ditchburn, UK);
  • Cluster 2: Mobilisation of resources and their effective use (facilitated by Mr. Nathan Dal Bon, Australia; Amb. Gaston Lasarte, Uruguay; Mr. Zou Ji, China; Mr. Norbert Kloppenburg, Germany; and Mr. Joseph Enyimu, Uganda);
  • Cluster 3: Institutional arrangements, policy coherence, synergies and governance Issues (facilitated by Mr. André Lohayo Djamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Mr. Tonis Saar, Estonia; and Mr. Amjad Mahmood, Pakistan).

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Cluster 1
Cluster 1

The Co-Facilitators of Cluster 1, Reginald Darius (St. Lucia) and Liz Ditchburn (United Kingdom) are inviting inputs from all interested stakeholders on the following two questions to inform the work on cluster 1, before 15 November, 2013:

1) What is your assessment of the effectiveness, consistency and synergies of current flows and instruments for financing sustainable development?

  • What are the biggest challenges?
  • What are the biggest opportunities?

2) What are key factors in the domestic and international environment that should be taken into account by the Committee?

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Rio+20 - the Future We Want
255. We agree to establish an intergovernmental process under the auspices of the General Assembly, with technical support from the United Nations system and in open and broad consultation with relevant international and regional financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders. The process will assess financing needs, consider the effectiveness, consistency and synergies of existing instruments and frameworks, and evaluate additional initiatives, with a view to preparing a report proposing options on an effective sustainable development financing strategy to facilitate the mobilization of resources and their effective use in achieving sustainable development objectives. [...]

The outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) “The Future We Want” recognizes the need for significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources and the effective use of financing, in order to give strong support to developing countries in their efforts to promote sustainable development, including through actions undertaken in accordance with the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and for achieving sustainable development goals.

Heads of State and Government agreed in Rio to establish an intergovernmental process under the auspices of the General Assembly, with technical support from the United Nations system.

The process will be carried out in open and broad consultation with relevant international and regional financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders to assess financing needs, consider the effectiveness, consistency and synergies of existing instruments and frameworks, and evaluate additional initiatives, with a view to preparing a report proposing options on an effective sustainable development financing strategy to facilitate the mobilization of resources and their effective use in achieving sustainable development objectives.

An intergovernmental committee, comprising 30 experts nominated by regional groups, with equitable geographical representation has been tasked to implement this process, concluding its work by 2014. The committee was established by UN General Assembly decision 67/559, effective 21 June 2013.

During its first session, the committee elected two co-chairs: H.E. Ambassador Pertti Majanen from Finland and Mr. Mansur Muhtar from Nigeria.

A Working Group on Financing for Sustainable Development has been set up under the UN System Task Team (UNTT) to support the work of the committee.

Paragraph from Rio+20 - The Future We Want

252. We reaffirm that the means of implementation identified in Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, the Monterrey Consensus and the Doha Declaration on Financing for Development are indispensable for achieving the full and effective translation of sustainable development commitments into tangible sustainable development outcomes. We reiterate that each country has primary responsibility for its own economic and social development and that the role of national policies, domestic resources and development strategies cannot be overemphasized. We reaffirm that developing countries need additional resources for sustainable development. We recognize the need for significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources and the effective use of financing in order to promote sustainable development. We acknowledge that good governance and the rule of law at the national and international levels are essential for sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth, sustainable development and the eradication of poverty and hunger.

253. We call on all countries to prioritize sustainable development in the allocation of resources in accordance with national priorities and needs, and we recognize the crucial importance of enhancing financial support from all sources for sustainable development for all countries, in particular developing countries. We recognize the importance of international, regional and national financial mechanisms, including those accessible to subnational and local authorities, to the implementation of sustainable development programmes, and call for their strengthening and implementation. New partnerships and innovative sources of financing can play a role in complementing sources of financing for sustainable development. We encourage their further exploration and use, alongside the traditional means of implementation.

254. We recognize the need for significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources and the effective use of financing, in order to give strong support to developing countries in their efforts to promote sustainable development, including through actions undertaken in accordance with the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and for achieving sustainable development goals.

255. We agree to establish an intergovernmental process under the auspices of the General Assembly, with technical support from the United Nations system and in open and broad consultation with relevant international and regional financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders. The process will assess financing needs, consider the effectiveness, consistency and synergies of existing instruments and frameworks, and evaluate additional initiatives, with a view to preparing a report proposing options on an effective sustainable development financing strategy to facilitate the mobilization of resources and their effective use in achieving sustainable development objectives.

256. An intergovernmental committee, comprising 30 experts nominated by regional groups, with equitable geographical representation, will implement this process, concluding its work by 2014.

257. We request the General Assembly to consider the report of the intergovernmental committee and take appropriate action.
Members
The composition of the committee shall at any one time comprise 30 experts nominated by regional groups, with equitable geographical representation. In accordance with the UN General Assembly decision that establishes the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (67/559), regional groups “shall be authorised to appoint replacements of those experts from their group who cease to be members of the committee, effective upon notification to the President of the General Assembly and the committee by the relevant regional group”. Therefore, members might be replaced at a further stage of the process, as decided by regional groups.

Membership of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (as of 25 March 2014):

African Group
  1. André Lohayo Djamba (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  2. Admasu Nebebe (Ethiopia)
  3. Karamokoba Camara (Guinea)
  4. Ahmed Jehani (Libya)
  5. Joseph Enyimu (Uganda)
  6. Mansur Muhtar (Nigeria)
  7. Lydia Greyling (South Africa)
Asia-Pacific Group
  1. Zou Ji (China)
  2. Khalid Al Khudairy (Saudi Arabia)
  3. Takeshi Ohsuga (Japan)
  4. Mohammad Reza Farzin (Islamic Republic of Iran)
  5. Sung Moon Up (Republic of Korea)
  6. Lukita Dinarsyah (Indonesia)
  7. Rajasree Ray (India)
Latin American and Caribbean Group
  1. Gaston Lasarte (Uruguay)
  2. Saúl Weisleder (Costa Rica)
  3. Dulce María Buergo Rodríguez (Cuba)
  4. Chet Neymour (Bahamas)
  5. Reginald Darius (Saint Lucia)
  6. Samuel Moncada (Venezuela)
Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
  1. Nathan Dal Bon (Australia)
  2. Pertti Majanen (Finland)
  3. Anthony Requin (France)
  4. Norbert Kloppenburg (Germany)
  5. Liz Ditchburn (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Eastern European Group
  1. Emiliya Kraeva (Bulgaria)
  2. Tõnis Saar (Estonia)
  3. Viktor Zagrekov (Russian Federation)
  4. Dragan Županjevac (Serbia)
  5. František Ružička (Slovakia)

List of experts nominated by regional groups to serve as replacements for members of the committee (as of 24 February 2014):

African Group:
  1. Ali Mansoor (Mauritius)
Asia-Pacific Group:
  1. Amjad Mahmood (Pakistan)
Latin America and Caribbean Group:
  1. Janet Wallace (Jamaica)
  2. Eduardo Gálvez (Chile)
  3. Troy Torrington (Guyana)
  4. Jaime Hermida Castillo (Nicaragua)
  5. Francisco Gaetani (Brazil)
Western European and Others Group:
  1. Antonios Zairis (Greece)
  2. Özgür Pehlivan (Turkey)
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