27 July 2015


Distinguished Delegates,

I would like once again to congratulate and commend the Government of Ethiopia for successfully hosting the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which was adopted by the Conference on 16 July 2015, is a comprehensive framework for financing sustainable development with concrete deliverables, policies and actions that will support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

Endorsement of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda by the General Assembly today will further demonstrate our collective commitment towards eradicating poverty, achieving sustainable development and building a better future for all.

We should all do whatever it will take to ensure that the Addis Ababa Action Agenda is fully implemented.