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.