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Third session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
3 Mar 2014 - 7 Mar 2014
Conference Room 1
The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) will hold its Third Session from 3-7 March 2014 at UN Headquarters (New York).

While this is a closed session, reserved to the Committee, an interactive multistakeholder dialogue will be organized on Monday, 3 March 2014, from 15:00 to 18:00, and will be open to all. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 1.

This interactive dialogue will be divided into two parts:

1. A briefing from the Co-chairs and thematic co-facilitators on the work of the Committee from 3pm to 3.30pm.

2. Presentations from a panel composed of three to five representatives from NGOs, the private sector other Major Groups engaged in the Rio+20 Conference and the Financing for Development process, followed by an open interactive dialogue around strategic questions related the Committee's work on thematic cluster 2 ("mobilization of resources and their effective use") and cluster 3 ("Institutional arrangements, policy coherence, synergies and governance issues"), with the Committee experts, Member States, International organizations and non-state actors from 3.30pm to 6pm.

Strategic questions to frame stakeholder contribution to this dialogue prepared by the ICESDF's steering committee of non-state actors are the following:

1. Does the effectiveness and sustainability of a sustainable development financing strategy depend on systemic reforms of the international financial architecture? If so, which reforms are needed?

2. What forms of international cooperation on tax matters are required to overcome gaps and limitations in equitable domestic fiscal resource mobilization? What international taxes would be desirable and needed?

3. Which policies, measures and instruments could help overcome the volatility and short-termism of private finance?
Is it possible to reconcile the primary profit motive of private investments with all three dimensions of sustainable development?

4. How to make financial governance at national, regional and global levels coherent with, and accountable to sustainable development objectives?

5. How can the work of the ICESDF help advance and build synergies with the climate finance negotiations taking place under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)?"

For speakers and participants who do not have a valid UN ground pass, please register here no later than Wednesday 26 COB New York Time.

For more information on the interactive multistakeholder dialogue, please contact: Hamish Jenkins at UN-NGLS (, Chantal Line Carpentier (, Daniel Platz ( or Krishnan Sharma ( This interactive session is organized through the ICESDF's Committee of Non-State Actors with support from the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS).

For a detailed summary of the multistakeholder dialogue held during the Committee's Second Session on 5 December 2013, see article prepared by the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS).
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