Pillar 3: People-centred development

Boosting domestic financing for health in Africa

Worried that the huge successes recorded in recent times in the control and treatment of diseases such as Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis (TB) and malaria may be lost as international donor funding begins to dwindle and limited resources are focused on the most urgent needs, stakeholders have made recommendations on how to improve domestic financing for health in Africa.

Strengthening primary health care through community health workers

As we enter the final months of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) period, the world is at a critical moment of reflection and aspirational forward thinking. While significant progress has been made on the health MDGs (including a global reduction in the child mortality rate by nearly 50% since 1990 and the maternal mortality ratio by 45% in the same period), it is now clear that we will not meet the targets for these MDGs, goals 4 and 5 respectively.

In Addis: partnerships to finance inclusive, sustainable industrial development

Addis Ababa: Partnerships involving all development players will be key to scaling up the financing needed for industrial infrastructure and projects, an important element in the economic and social advancement of countries, a senior United Nations official told a conference in Ethiopia today. “There is not a single country in the world that has achieved lasting economic and social development without having undergone industrial transformation,” Li Yong, Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),

African inputs to Day One plenary sessions

Hailemarian Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia and President of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, welcomed attendees to Addis Ababa and affirmed his country’s resolve to work for a successful meeting. Evoking an inclusive, sustainable and peaceful future as the goal of the United Nations development agenda for the next 15 years, whose adoption was expected in September in New York, he surveyed both the accomplishments and challenges of international partnership in the past 15 years.

Harnessing innovative financing for nutrition in Africa

Addis Ababa: The African Union Commission in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), held a high level advocacy side event to advocate for increased investment in nutrition in order to “end all forms of malnutrition” as articulated in the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was held on the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which aimed at securing appropriate global action

UN conference opens with call for 'reboot' of development finance

Addis Ababa: At a critical moment in what the United Nations has dubbed “a year for global action,” the Third International Conference on Financing for Development kicked off today in the Ethiopian capital with calls to ensure the necessary resources to improve people's lives while protecting the planet.

Zambia's MDG progress report to ECOSOC

New York: Christopher Mvunga, Deputy Minister of Finance, Zambia, delivered his country’s presentation. His was a landlocked southern African country with a relatively small and widely distributed population. It had put in place a number of development frameworks, including the “Vision 2030”, the fifth National Development Plan and others.

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

Addis Ababa: As Member States press on with efforts to reach agreement on a plan to secure the necessary financing for sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told civil society organizations gathered in Addis Ababa that their role is vital in keeping governments accountable and ensuring that the voices of billions around the world are heard.

Positioning Africa in the Financing for Development Conference

Addis Ababa: African Union Commission welcomes the holding of the upcoming Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), to take place from 13-16 July 2015, here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is convinced that its Member States will actively participate and promote the interest of Africa as a whole in line with its development framework as articulated in “Africa’s Agenda 2063”. The FfD3 Conference is organised by the United Nations, and hosted by the Government of Ethiopia; the first time in Africa.


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