Assessing progress to realize financing for development commitments
The second annual ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) will be convened from 22 to 25 May 2017. The FfD Forum was established by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda to support the follow-up and review of FfD outcomes (Monterrey Consensus, Doha Declaration and Addis Agenda) and the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This year’s Forum will feature ministerial and expert segments. The ministerial segment, to be held on 22 and 23 May, will begin with the special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, WTO and UNCTAD. It will also feature, for the first time, ministerial round tables in response to the mandates contained in the Addis Agenda for the FfD follow-up process to promote the sharing of lessons learned from experiences at the national and regional levels.
The ministerial round tables will welcome ministers from developed and developing countries, high-level officials of international organizations and other stakeholders to dialogue and share the steps taken towards implementation of commitments contained in the Addis Agenda and other FfD outcomes.
The expert segment will take place from 24 to 25 May and will focus on all seven action areas of the Addis Agenda, and other issues as mandated by Member States. It will also feature a dedicated panel discussion on the IATF report, a dialogue with stakeholders, and a briefing on progress on initiatives mandated by the Addis Agenda.
Building on the broad participation of civil society and the business sector from the inaugural 2016 Forum, all stakeholders are encouraged to actively participate throughout the Forum. Registration is now open on the new FfD website. Participation by civil society in the round tables and other segments of the Forum will be coordinated by the CSO FfD Group. Likewise, the participation of the business sector in the Forum will be coordinated by the FfD Business Steering Committee.
The coverage of the four-day meeting will be available on webcast, and on social media using #FFDForum.