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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 and facilitating the participation of non-institutional stakeholders, such as civil society, the private sector, national parliaments, local authorities and academia in the FfD Forum. These stakeholders have been involved from the outset in the FfD process by providing important inputs, expertise and proposals to the three International Conferences on Financing for Development (Monterrey, Doha and Addis Ababa) and their follow-up process. Moreover, with their diverse voices and priorities, they are instrumental in ensuring the full and timely implementation of the FfD outcomes and the delivery of the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. This view has been endorsed at the highest level in the Addis Agenda, which commits to ensure the participation, in the FfD follow-up process, of national parliaments, local authorities, civil society, academia and the private sector, in addition to Member States, relevant Government agencies and institutional stakeholders (para 130). In order to promote sustained substantive engagement of these stakeholders in the preparation of the Forum, the FfD Office is coordinating “Stakeholder workstreams”. The workstreams focus on thematic areas that are of particular interest to non-institutional stakeholders and provide substantive input to the FfD Forum

Register here to attend the 2018 FfD Forum

Attendees at the FfD Forum representing non-institutional stakeholders must be accredited either through ECOSOC or through the FfD follow-up process, or must be included in formal delegations of accredited organizations. Those who are already in possession of a valid UN grounds pass are encouraged to register. Those who do not currently have a valid UN grounds pass must complete the registration process to be considered for a special event ticket.

*Interventions by representatives of civil society organizations in the round tables and other segments of the Forum will be coordinated by the CSO FfD Group. Please contact the Group through the Addis Ababa CSO Coordinating Group at addiscoordinatinggroup@gmail.com. To verify your organisation’s accreditation status, please visit this site.

*Interventions by representatives of the business sector in the round tables and other segments of the Forum will be coordinated by the FfD Business Sector Steering Committee. Please contact the Steering Committee directly at: patrick.thomas@iccwbo.org.

*Interventions by representatives of non-institutional stakeholders in the round tables and other segments of the Forum will be coordinated by the FfD Office. Please contact Mr. Tim Hilger, Economic Affairs Officer, FfDO at hilger@un.org for related questions.

Registration for the FfD Forum will close on Friday, 6 April 2018. Any registrations received after this deadline will not be considered.

Upon submission of your registration form, you will receive an automated confirmation of receipt. Once your registration request has been approved, you will receive a separate email regarding logistical arrangements for the Forum.

Please note that if you are unable to attend the FfD Forum, the meeting will have full coverage through webcast at http://webtv.un.org/. You can also participate via Twitter using #FFDForum.