The ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) is an intergovernmental process with universal participation mandated to review the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda) and other financing for development outcomes and the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2018 FFD FORUM

The 2018 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) will be held in New York from 23 to 26 April 2018. The four-day event will feature a Special High-level Meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, WTO and UNCTAD, ministerial round tables, general debate, thematic discussions on the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and other FfD outcomes, and a dialogue with stakeholders.

FfD Outcomes and Means of Implementation

Addis Ababa Action Agenda mandates the FfD follow-up process to review the financing for development outcomes as well as all the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

One of the key features of the FfD follow-up process is its multi-stakeholder approach. Accordingly, the Financing for Development Office is committed to supporting the participation in and contribution to the FfD Forum by non-institutional stakeholders, such as civil society, the private sector, national parliaments, local authorities and academia.

ABOUT FFD FORUM

The annual FfD Forum, established by the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda, represents an important step forward in reinvigorating and strengthening the United Nations FfD follow-up process. The FfD Forum results in intergovernmentally agreed conclusions and recommendations that are submitted to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE

2017 IATF_coverThe major substantive input to the FfD Forum is prepared by the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) on Financing for Development, in the form of its annual report on progress in implementing the FfD outcomes and the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.