The preparations for the Conference, under the auspices of the President of the 69th session of the General Assembly, include substantive sessions and informal hearings with civil society and the business sector during the period September 2014 – March 2015, as well as informal consultations and drafting sessions on the outcome document in January, April and June 2015.
In his letter of 8 October 2014, the President of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly appointed Ambassador George Talbot of Guyana and Ambassador Geir Pedersen of Norway as co-facilitators to lead open, inclusive and transparent consultations on all issues related to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development and its preparatory process.
The United Nations Secretary-General designated Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, as the Secretary-General for the Conference. The Financing for Development Office (FfDO) provides substantive support to the preparation and organization of the Conference. The FfDO is working closely with all relevant stakeholders, within the UN system and beyond, toward the success of the Conference.Photo by UN DESA
Substantive informal sessions
|17 October 2014||Opening session|
|10-13 November 2014||Mobilization and effective use of resources|
|9-12 December 2014||Enabling environment, systemic issues, follow-up process and learning from partnerships|
Informal interactive hearings
- 8-8 April 2015Hearings with the business sector
- 9-9 April 2015Hearings with civil society
- 11-12 July 2015CSO FfD Forum
Drafting sessions on the outcome document
- 27-29 January 2015First Drafting Session
- 13-17 April 2015Second Drafting Session
- 15-19 June 2015Third Drafting Session
In support of continued progress on the Outcome Document, additional sessions for consultations on the Draft Outcome Document have been scheduled prior to the Third Drafting Session.