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Civil Society engages during Financing for Development Forum

WIN_20170522_10_55_17_ProThe ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development (FfD Forum), meeting in New York from May 22 to 25, is dedicated to reviewing not only the fulfillment of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and its predecessors (the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development), but also the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and feeding its results into the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Civil Society is engaging in the forum in several ways, with interventions, side-events and written comments.





May 22, 2017 | Global Policy Forum

Civil Society engages during Financing for Development Forum

The ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development (FfD Forum), meeting in New York from May 22 to 25, is dedicated to reviewing not only the fulfillment of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and its predecessors (the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development), but also the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and feeding its results into the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Civil Society is engaging in the forum in several ways, with interventions, side-events and written comments.

For example, GPF is involved in two side-events (for more information, see here)

How a UN Intergovernmental Tax Body could tackle illicit financial flows and advance progressive and gender responsive tax systems

Monday, May 22, 2017 | 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Conference Room B

Organised by the CSO for FfD Group together with the Women’s Working Group on FfD


Public-Private Interfaces

New models of interaction between the public and private actors, successes and challenges and their meaning for development finance and the eradication of poverty

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | 8.00 ‑ 9.30 AM | Conference Room B

Organised by the CSO for FfD Group together with the Women’s Working Group on FfD and the NGO Committee on Financing for Development as well as the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development


For more on the substance of the Forum, see these blog entries on www.globalpolicywatch.org:

Financing for Development – stock-taking at the UN

Part 1: Preparing UN Forum on Financing for Development and the 2030 Agenda

The ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development (FfD Forum) is dedicated to reviewing not only the fulfillment of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and its predecessors (the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development), but also the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and feeding its results into the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

Part 2: The IATF report: basis for an outcome?

The central substantive piece during the preparations for the 2017 FfD Forum has been the work of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and its report “Progress and prospects”. However, during open briefings from the IATF on the report, Member States – mostly members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – expressed frustration, wanting to understand the division of responsibilities among Task Force members in report preparations.


Further inputs by CSOs, organized under the umbrella of the CSO Financing for Development Group, can be found here

https://csoforffd.org/

For comments on the zero draft of  an outcome document, see here.

 

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