Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 57/273 of 20 December 2002, the Financing for Development Office (FfDO) was established to promote and support sustained follow-up to the agreements and commitments reached at the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development, as contained in the Monterrey Consensus, as well as financing for development-related aspects of the outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields, including the development goals set out in the United Nations Millennium Declaration and the 2005 World Summit Outcome.
FfDO serves as the focal point in the UN Secretariat for overall follow-up to the implementation, at the national, regional and global levels, of the outcome of the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development and the preparation of the 2008 Review Conference. In this context, the Office works towards intensifying collaboration and interaction with the secretariats of the major institutional stakeholders (World Bank, IMF, WTO, UNCTAD and UNDP), the regional commissions and development banks, as well as civil society and the business sector, with a view to promoting coherence and an integrated approach within the United Nations system and beyond to the major thematic areas of the Monterrey Consensus on financing for development.
FfDO provides substantive secretariat support, including the preparation of annual multistakeholder reports and other inputs, to the intergovernmental process entrusted with the follow-up to the Monterrey Conference, in particular the biennial High-level Dialogue of the General Assembly on Financing for Development and the annual Special High-level Meeting of the Economic and Social Council with the Bretton Woods institutions, WTO and UNCTAD. In addition, the Office is mandated to organize, in collaboration with experts from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society, multi-stakeholder events and other activities aimed at better enabling Member States to implement their commitments as agreed upon in the Monterrey Consensus and related outcomes.
Department for Economic and Social Affairs
Financing for Development Offce
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New York, N.Y. 10017
Telephone: +1 (212) 963-2587
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