Africa and the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, 13-16 July


14 July 2015
Africa and the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, 13-16 July

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development opened today in Addis Ababa. The conference, which runs until Thursday, is the first of three major international conferences to be held during 2015, which will collectively shape the international development policy agenda for many years to come. The scope of the Conference is set out in General Assembly resolutions 68/204 and 68/279, and will focus on:

  • 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
  • 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
  • the need to support the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015, and
  • reinvigorating and strengthening the financing for development follow-up process.

This newsletter provides readers with an accessible guide to the FFD conference. The range of Common African Position documents provides additional context to the debates. The Common African Position (CAP) website will be updated regularly during the conference.



Browse our selection of Common African Position documents

Africa consultation towards the Third International Conference of Financing for Development: Chair's summary

Africa's collective input to the 2015 Meeting of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Cairo Declaration: Managing Africa's natural capital for sustainable development and poverty eradication

CAP on Post-2015 Development Agenda

AGENDA 2063: The Africa we want

Draft African Union strategy on climate change

African Data Consensus

Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness: Southern African consultation

The Common African Position on the UN Review of Peace Operations



The Third International Conference on Financing for Development: updates and selected resources

Positioning Africa in the Financing for Development Conference

UN chief hails key role of civil society in financing future development agenda

MDBs announce $400bn to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Financing For Development: Revisiting the Monterrey Consensus



The post-2015 development agenda: updates and selected resources

Zambia's MDG progress report to ECOSOC

MDBs announce $400bn to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

New education financing commission to boost quality

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development adopts declaration of commitment



Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC: updates, selected resources

Climate geopolitics: an opportunity for Africa to become a trailblazer?

Advancing Africa's position on global climate finance

Development banks agree on a common approach to measure climate finance

Rural smallholder farmers have big potential to reduce agriculture's carbon footprint


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