Ensuring financing for sustainable development

EnsuringfinancingforsustdevThe Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing will hold its second session on 2-6 December at UN Headquarters in New York.

At the Rio+20 Conference, UN Member States recognized the need for significant mobilization of resources and the effective use of financing, to support developing countries in their efforts to promote sustainable development. Subsequently, the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing was created to look into these and related matters.

Following its first session held at the end of August, time has now come for the Committee’s second session. And as this is a committee of experts, the session will be closed. However, in order to fulfill the mandate from Rio+20 to consult with a variety of stakeholders, an open interactive multi-stakeholder dialogue will take place on Thursday 5 December 2013.

The interactive dialogue will be divided into two parts. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the Co-chairs will brief on the work of the Committee, followed by questions and answers from the floor. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. a panel composed of four representatives from NGOs, business and industry sectors and other Major Groups engaged in the Rio+20 Conference and the Financing for Development process will give presentations, followed by an open discussion with the audience.

More information can be found on the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.