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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

First Drafting Session of the Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

28-30 January 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York, US

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The first drafting session of the outcome document of the third International Conference on Financing for Development was held in New York, from 28-30 January 2015.

The outcome document, expected to be negotiated and agreed at the third International Conference on Financing for Development from 13 to 16 July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will constitute an important contribution to the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. Two further drafting sessions are expected to take place in April and June 2015.

The International Conference on Financing for Development is mandated by the General Assembly, in resolutions 68/204 and 68/279, to focus on, inter alia: assessing progress in the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and the Doha Declaration; addressing new and emerging issues; and reinvigorating and strengthening the financing for development follow-up process.
A view of the Trusteeship Council Chamber, with Henrik Starcke's sculpture symbolizing Mankind and Hope
A view of the Trusteeship Council Chamber, with Henrik Starcke's sculpture symbolizing Mankind and Hope
Highlights for Friday, 30 January 2015

On its third and final day, the first drafting session of the outcome document of the third International Conference on Financing for Development discussed synergies with the post-2015 development agenda and other issues, and monitoring, data and follow up.

The session on synergies was addressed by Ambassador David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland and Co-Facilitator of the post-2015 development agenda process; and Amina Mohammed, UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.

Full web coverage available here: 30 Jan

David Donoghue
Amb. David Donoghue, Co-Facilitator of the post-2015 development agenda process
Amina Mohammed
Amina Mohammed, UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning
Einar Gunnarsson
Einar Gunnarsson, Iceland
Tatjana von Steiger Weber
Tatjana von Steiger Weber, Switzerland
Tõnis Saar
Tõnis Saar, Estonia
Rachele Tardi
Rachele Tardi, Light for the World
Raymond Landveld
Raymond Landveld, Suriname, for the G-77/China
Enrique Loedel
Enrique Loedel, Uruguay
Vivian Vriends
Vivian Vriends, the Netherlands
Harinder Sidhu
Harinder Sidhu, Australia
Hannes Machor
Hannes Machor, Austria
Abdallah Bachar Bong
Abdallah Bachar Bong, Chad
Narayan Dhakal
Narayan Dhakal, Nepal
Wu Hongbo
Wu Hongbo, Secretary-General of FfD3 and UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Highlights for Thursday, 29 January 2015

On Thursday, participants considered domestic and international private finance; international public finance; trade; technology, capacity building and innovation; sovereign debt; and systemic issues.

Full web coverage available here: 29 Jan

Tarik Iziraren
Tarik Iziraren, Morocco, for the African Group
Andalib Elias
Andalib Elias, Bangladesh
John Hurley
John Hurley, United States
Christopher Dekki
Christopher Dekki, International Movement of Catholic Students
Oksana Melnikovich
Oksana Melnikovich, Belarus
Carol Guthrie
Carol Guthrie, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
John Egan
John Egan, New Zealand
Nelly Banaken
Nelly Banaken, Cameroon
Decima Corea
Decima Corea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, for the Caribbean Community
María Cristina Perceval
Amb. María Cristina Perceval, Argentina
Eric LeCompte
Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA
Borg Tsien Tham
Borg Tsien Tham, Singapore
Participants during meeting

A view of participants during the meeting

Highlights for Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Following a one-day delay caused by Snowstorm Juno, the first drafting session of the outcome document of the third International Conference on Financing for Development began at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. For most of the day, delegates commented on an elements paper prepared by the Financing for Development Office (FfDO). In the afternoon, a discussion on domestic resource mobilization took place.

Full web coverage available here: 28 Jan

Geir Pedersen
Co-Facilitator Amb. Geir Pedersen, Norway
George Wilfred Talbot
Co-Facilitator Amb. George Wilfred Talbot, Guyana
Mahlatsi Mminele
Mahlatsi Mminele, South Africa, for the G-77/China
Abraham Tekeste
Abraham Tekeste, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia
Gustavo Martin Prada, EU
Gustavo Martin Prada, EU
Robert Aisi
Amb. Robert Aisi, Papua New Guinea, for Pacific small island developing States
Courtenay Rattray
Amb. Courtenay Rattray, Jamaica, for the Caribbean Community
Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou
Amb. Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou, Benin, for the Least Developed Countries
Michael Gerber
Amb. Michael Gerber, Switzerland
Alexia Latortue
Alexia Latortue, United States
Mwaba Patricia Kasese-Bota
Amb. Mwaba Patricia Kasese-Bota, Zambia, for the Landlocked Developing Countries
A view from the gallery during the meeting

A view from the gallery during the meeting

Around the Drafting Session
Delegates with documents
Delegates reviewed documents before the session.
Delegates chatting
Delegates chatting during a break
David Donoghue and Geir Pedersen
David Donoghue and Geir Pedersen chatting before Friday's session
Amina Mohammed and George Wilfred Talbot
Amina Mohammed and George Wilfred Talbot chatting before Friday's session
Gallery floor laptops
Observers used their laptops on the gallery floor.
Note-takers
Secretariat staff taking notes
Room Shot
A view of the Trusteeship Council chamber during the meeting
Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Anju Sharma, Tallash Kantai, Nicole de Paula Domingos, and Dan Birchall
Your Earth Negotiations Bulletin reporting team at the first drafting session, L-R: Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, writer, Nepal; Anju Sharma, team leader, India; Tallash Kantai, writer, Kenya; Nicole de Paula Domingos, writer, Brazil; Dan Birchall, digital editor, United States
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3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) has been provided by the European Union (EU)
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Session Resources

* Meeting Website

* Summary of the Preparatory Process for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, Second round of Substantive Informal Sessions, 9–12 December 2014

* Overview of the International Conference on Financing for Development Process

* History of the Financing for Development Process

* Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing


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