2019 Financing for Development Forum

United Nations Headquarters, New York

As decided by Member States in the intergovernmentally agreed conclusions and recommendations of the 2018 FfD Forum (E/FFDF/2018/3), the fourth FfD Forum will be convened by the President of ECOSOC from 15 to 18 April 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event will bring together ministers, high-level officials from ministries of finance, foreign affairs and development cooperation, Executive Directors of the World Bank and IMF, as well as senior officials from the UN system, including the major institutional stakeholders, and other international organizations. Civil society organizations, the business sector and local authorities will also be represented.

Additional information on preparations for the Forum, including the programme, outcome, substantive background, stakeholder participation and side events, will be made available on this website.

For any questions, please contact the Financing for Sustainable Development Office at ffdforum@un.org.

Day 1 - Agenda
10:00 am-10:30 am
10:30 am-10:45 am
Keynote address: H.E. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister, Singapore and Chair of G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance
10:45 am-11:00 am
Keynote address: Professor Raghuram G. Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Navigating the headwinds and tailwinds: current global economic context and emerging trends
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Bending the curve: non-economic trends and embracing new opportunities
3:00 pm-4:15 pm
Ministerial Finance Dialogue 1 – Promoting inclusive growth and reducing inequalities
4:15 pm-5:30 pm
Ministerial Finance Dialogue 2 – Mobilizing finance for climate action
5:30 pm-6:00 pm
General Debate
Day 2 - Agenda
10:00 am-11:30 am
Ministerial Finance Dialogue 3 – Designing integrated national financing frameworks for sustainable development
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Ministerial Finance Dialogue 4 – Harnessing new technologies for financing the SDGs
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Special High-level Meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
General Debate
Day 3 - Agenda
10:00 am-11:15 am
Thematic panel discussion: Domestic public resources (Action area A)
11:15 am-12:30 pm
Thematic panel discussion: Domestic and international private business and finance (Action area B)
12:30 pm-1:00 pm
General Debate
3:00-4:30 pm
Thematic panel discussion: International development cooperation (Action area C)
4:30 pm-6:00 pm
General Debate
Day 4 - Agenda
10:00 am-11:30 am
Thematic panel discussion: Trade, science, technology, innovation and capacity- building (Action areas D and G)
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Thematic panel discussion: Debt sustainability and systemic issues (Action areas E and F)
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
General Debate
4:30 pm-5:15 pm
The road to the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development
5:15 pm-5:45 pm
Adoption of the outcome document of the FfD Forum Adoption of the procedural report
5:45 pm-6:00 pm