United Nations ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development
“Financing for Sustainable Development:
Follow-up to the 
Addis Ababa Action Agenda”

The inaugural session of the UN ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development is the first event to follow up on last year’s Third International Conference on Financing for Development and the commitments made in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda), which was adopted in July 2015.

Established by the Addis Agenda as the centrepiece of the strengthened Financing for Development monitoring process, the 3-day Forum aims to track progress and identify gaps and challenges to the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), monitor the financing for development outcomes and promote the sharing of lessons from experiences at the national and regional levels.

The Forum will result in an intergovernmentally agreed outcome that will feed into the overall review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development taking place at UN headquarters in July this year.

• Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
• Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
• H.E. Oh Joon, President of UN ECOSOC

What: ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development, under the theme
“Financing for Sustainable Development: Follow-up to the Addis Ababa
Action Agenda”

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When: 18-20 April, 2016

Where: Trusteeship Council Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York
or live through http://webtv.un.org

About the Addis Ababa Action Agenda
The Addis Abba Action Agenda (Addis Agenda) was adopted by world leaders at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2015. The Addis Agenda creates a coherent framework to address financing and create an enabling environment to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

The Addis Agenda aims to mobilize public finance, set appropriate public policies and regulatory frameworks to unlock private finance, trade opportunities and technological development, and incentivize changes in consumption, production and investment patterns. More than just a framework, the Addis Agenda embodies several hundred concrete actions that Member States of the United Nations have pledged to undertake individually and collectively.

Available for interviews
• Dr. David Nabarro, Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (English, French)
• Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, DESA (English, Chinese)
• Mr. Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, DESA (English, Spanish, Russian)
• Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, DESA (English, French)
• Mr. Alex Trepelkov, Director, Financing for Development Office, DESA (English, Russian)
• Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, SDG Advocate / Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University (English)
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