Skip to Content | Skip to Navigation

Special Events on Financing for Development

The following table is a record of special events on financing for development held since 2004. It includes multi-stakeholder consultations, panel discussions, seminars, workshops and side events.

Special Events

Date Location Topic of Meeting
25 April 2014 London Expert Group Meeting on "Sovereign Debt Restructuring: The Road Ahead"
24 February 2014 New York Panel Discussion "The Debt Problem of Small Vulnerable States: A Time to Act"
16 October 2013 New York EMTA Seminar on "Sovereign Debt Restructuring: the Road Ahead"
30-31 May 2013 New York Technical meeting on “Tax treaty administration and negotiation”
28 May 2013 New York Expert Group Meeting on "Extractive industries taxation"
16 April 2013 Washington, D.C. Seminar on "New developments in sovereign debt restructuring"
11 April 2013 New York Briefing on "Sovereign Debt crises, restructuring and resolution mechanisms"
30 January 2013 Rome Seminar on “International Tax Cooperation for Sustainable Development: The Role of the UN Model”
28-29 January 2013 Rome

Meeting on “Capacity Building on Tax Treaty Negotiation and Administration”

12 October 2012 Tokyo Panel discussion on "Facilitating international adjustment through timely debt resolution"
19 September 2012 London Expert Group Meeting on "Sovereign Debt Restructuring" (closed meeting)
18 May 2012 New York Expert Group Meeting on "Sovereign Debt Restructuring" (closed meeting)
14 March 2012 New York Expert Group Meeting on "Transfer Pricing and Capacity Development in Tax Matters"
9-10 June 2011 New York Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on “2011 Update of the UN Model Double Taxation Convention”
7-8 June 2011 New York Informal Meeting on Practical Transfer Pricing Issues for Developing Countries
15-17 April 2011 Washington, DC Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund
6 December 2011 New York Civil Society Forum on Financing for Development
14 October 2011 New York Briefing by the World Bank and IMF on the outcome of the 2011 Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods institutions
15-16 November 2010 New York Expert group meeting on “Regional Cooperation on Financing for Development”
12 October 2010 New York Briefing by the World Bank and the IMF on the outcome of the 2010 Annual Meetings of the BWIs (programme with links to presentations)
8-10 October 2010 Washington, DC Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods institutions
21 September 2010 New York High Level Side-Event "Innovative Financing for the MDGs"
21 September 2010 New York Side Event "Innovative Financing for the MDGs: A Precondition for Success"
8 September 2010 London New Policy options for dealing with sovereign debt problems: discussion on recent initiatives
8 June 2010 New York IMF briefing on low-income countries in the context of the MDGs
4 March 2010 New York Launch of the "Massivegood: Click for Health, Click for Life” initiative
19-20 January 2010 New York Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on "Transfer Pricing: Practical Issues for Developing Countries"
13 November 2009 Geneva Consultation on Policy Options for dealing with the Impact of the Financial Crisis on the External Debt of Developing Countries
22 June 2009 New York Emerging Market Debt? Is the System Working Well Enough?
8 June 2009 New York Emerging Market Debt? Is the System Working Well Enough?
20 April 2009 New York ECOSOC Panel discussion on “Civil society perspectives on the Financing for Development Agenda”
9 March 2009 New York ECOSOC Briefing by the World Bank and the IMF
29 November - 2 December 2008 Doha, Qatar Side events held during the Doha Review Conference
28 November 2008 Doha, Qatar Second International Business Forum: Designing Roadmaps for Mobilizing Private Sector Resources for Development
26-27 November 2008 Doha, Qatar Doha Global Civil Society Forum
11 October 2008 Washington, DC Side event on "Emerging Challenges in Financing for Development"
10 October 2008 New York Panel discussion on "Challenges and emerging issues in external debt restructuring"
27-28 August 2008 Amsterdam Expert Group Meeting on "Transfer Pricing: A Discussion of the practical issues for developing countries"
17 June 2008 New York Workshop on "Carbon Taxes - A Tool for Managing Climate Change or a Threat to the World's Poor?"
22-23 May, 2008 New York Workshop on "Revenue's Role in the Quest for Inclusive Development: What Works and What Can Work Better? South-South Sharing of Successful Tax Practices (S4TP)"
13 May 2008 New York Expert Group Meeting on "Realizing the Potential of Diasporas to Reduce Poverty and Enhance Entrepreneurship"
8-9 April 2008 New York Workshop II on "Debt, Finance and Emerging Issues in Financial Integration"
17-19 December 2007 Bangkok, Thailand Fourth regional consultation on "National and Regional Development Banks in Asia and the Pacific: Potential and Sustainability"
17-19 December 2007 Bangkok, Thailand Third regional consultation on "Responsible Infrastructure Investment: Financing Access to Basic Utilities" (Asia and the Pacific)
16 November 2007 New York Panel discussion on "Moving Out of Aid Dependency"
12 November 2007 New York Panel discussion on "Financing for gender equality within the context of follow up to the Monterrey Consensus"
22-23 October 2007 New York Side Events at the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development
18-19 October 2007 New York Expert Group Meeting: Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development
4-5 September 2007 Rome, Italy Special Expert Group Meeting: Tax Aspects of Domestic Resource Mobilisation - a Discussion of Enduring and Emerging Issues
23-25 April 2007 Lusaka, Zambia Second regional consultation on "Financing access to basic utilities for all" (Africa)
16 April 2007 New York Side Events at the special high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
10 April 2007 New York Panel discussion on "Regulation of Microfinance"
29 March 2007 New York Briefing on UNU-WIDER study on "World Distribution of Household Wealth"
6-7 March 2007 London, UK Workshop on "Debt, finance and emerging issues in financial integration"
11-13 December 2006 Brasilia, Brazil First regional consultation on "Financing basic utilities for all" (Latin America and the Caribbean)
22-23 November 2006 Johannesburg, South Africa Third regional consultation on "Rethinking the Role of National Development Banks in Africa"
20 October 2006 New York Panel discussion on "Scaling up of aid flows"
12 October 2006 New York Briefing on 2006 IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings
5-6 October 2006 New York Workshop on "Diasporas and the business sector"
17 July 2006 New York Panel discussion on "Building inclusive financial sectors for development"
27-28 June 2006 Paris, France Second regional consultation on "The Role of National and Regional Development Banks in Africa"
26-27 June 2006 New York Expert Group Meeting on "Financing basic utilities for all"
12-13 June 2006 Lima, Peru Seminar on "Challenges of NDBs in Latin America"
9 June 2006 Monastir, Tunisia Workshop on "Fostering Entrepreneurship in Africa"
5-6 June 2006 Dakar, Senegal UN Conference on Financial Inclusion in Africa
11 May 2006 New York "Global Imbalances: An Indian Perspective"
  1. Keynote address by Dr. Y.V. Reddy,Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  2. Summary of discussion
24-25 April 2006 New York Side events at 2006 Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC
17 March 2006 New York Panel discussion on"Fiscal Space and National Development Strategies"
2005 New York Side Events during the 60th Session of the General Assembly
1-2 December 2005 New York Ad Hoc Expert Group meeting on "Rethinking the role of National Development Banks"
2005-2006   Seminars on GDP-indexed Bonds
20 September 2004 New York World Leaders Meeting on "Action Against Hunger and Poverty"
(The "Action Against Hunger and Poverty" meeting of world leaders was held on 20 September 2004, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM in the ECOSOC Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York. 61 Heads of State or Government participated in the event, chaired by H.E. Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. 111 Governmsents signed on to the New York Declaration on Action against Hunger and Poverty, which highlighted the need to raise development assistance levels and to give further attention to innovative mechanisms of financing, in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals.)
14-15 July 2004 New York Seminar on "Regional Financial Arrangements"
15 June 2004 São Paulo, Brazil High-level panel on Innovative Sources of Financing for Development
 
 
 

Financing for Development Office, 2 U.N. Plaza (DC2-2170), New York, N.Y. 10017
Email: ffdoffice@un.org, Fax: 212-963-0443, Website: www.un.org/esa/ffd