Mission Statement of FfDO
The objective of the Financing for Development Office is to provide effective secretariat support for sustained follow-up within the United Nations system to the agreements and commitments reached at the 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.
The Financing for Development Office will seek to achieve the above objective with collaboration from the secretariats of the major institutional stakeholders concerned, fully utilizing the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination mechanism and building on the innovative and participatory modalities and related coordination arrangements utilized in the preparations of the Monterrey Conference. The strategy will include:
- Serving as a focal point in the United Nations Secretariat for overall follow-up to the implementation of the outcome of the International Conference on Financing for Development and, in this context, intensifying collaboration and interaction with the secretariats of the major institutional stakeholders (the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the United Nations Development Programme), the regional commissions and development banks, as well as other relevant bodies;
- Promoting coherence and an integrated approach within the United Nations to issues related to financing for development, for the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields, including the development goals set out in the United Nations Millennium Declaration;
- Providing substantive secretariat support, including the preparation of multi-stakeholder reports and other inputs, to the intergovernmental process entrusted with the follow-up to the Conference, as well as other relevant bodies, namely: (i) the annual high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council with the Bretton Woods institutions and the World Trade Organization; (ii) the High-Level Dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation for development through partnership, held every two years in the General Assembly; and (iii) the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters;
- Supporting and facilitating the participation of all institutional and non-institutional stakeholders, including civil society and the business sector, in the financing for development process;
- Following closely and, as appropriate, contributing to ongoing deliberations, both in United Nations and non-United Nations forums, on issues and policies related to international economic, financial and development cooperation;
- Keeping under review and, as appropriate, supporting actions taken at the national, regional and international levels in follow-up to the Conference, as well as within the framework of international economic, financial and development cooperation in general.