Third International Conference on Financing for Development
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/279, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development will be held on 13-16 July 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The preparations for the Conference, under the auspices of the President of the 69th session of the General Assembly, include substantive sessions and informal hearings with civil society and the business sector during the period September 2014 – March 2015, as well as informal consultations and drafting sessions on the outcome document in January, April and June 2015.
In his letter of 8 October 2014, the President of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly appointed Ambassador George Talbot of Guyana and Ambassador Geir Pedersen of Norway as co-facilitators to lead open, inclusive and transparent consultations on all issues related to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development and its preparatory process.
The United Nations Secretary-General designated Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, as the Secretary-General for the Conference. The Financing for Development Office (FfDO) provides substantive support to the preparation and organization of the Conference. The FfDO is working closely with all relevant stakeholders, within the UN system and beyond, toward the success of the Conference.
Civil society and Business sector
The General Assembly has stressed the importance of the full engagement of all relevant stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations and business sector entities, in the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (13-16 July 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and its preparatory process. Click here for more information