The Third International Conference on Financing for Development took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13-16 July 2015, resulting in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The Addis Ababa Conference was the first in a series of UN events leading up to the adoption of the new UN sustainable development agenda, which was agreed on 2 August by UN Member States and will culminate with a Summit to adopt the post-2015 agenda on 25-27 September in New York.
The UN General Assembly, in its modalities resolution A/Res/68/279 for the Conference, stressed the importance of the full participation of all relevant stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations and business sector entities, in the Conference and its preparatory process. In addition to substantive informal sessions, the preparatory process included informal interactive hearings on 8-9 April 2015 at UN Headquarters, as well as a Global Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 10-12. Please visit the Conference website for the full calendar of events: http://www.un.org/ffd3
UN General Assembly resolution 68/279 outlines the “Modalities for the third International Conference on Financing for Development.” On 16 March, the draft of the second General Assembly resolution on the Modalities for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development was released. The Note by the Secretary-General A/69/542 presents the "Proposed organization of work of the third International Conference on Financing for Development."
Preparatory process for the Addis Ababa Conference
The FfD3 Co-Chairs outlined the following roadmap toward the Conference:
In support of continued progress on the Outcome Document, additional sessions for consultations on the Draft Outcome Document have been scheduled prior to the Third Drafting Session.
11-15 May 2015 Additional session 1
26-29 May 2015 Additional session 2
1-5 June 2015 (Provisional) Additional session 3
Registration and special accreditation for the Conference
As requested in the note by the Secretary-General on the “Proposed organization of work of the third International Conference on Financing for Development” (A/69/542), Special Accrediation to the FfD process and online registration to the Conference will be available through the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service. Applications for Special Accreditation could be submitted through 31 May. Registration for the Conference was an additional step. The deadline for registration was 23 June.
Organization of side events at the Conference
For guidelines about organizing side events and to submit a side event request, please visit:
Civil society speakers for the 8-9 April General Assembly hearings
Please click here for information about the process for selecting the civil society speakers for these hearings.
Civil society interventions in the drafting sessions
In order to facilitate the coordination of proposed civil society interventions, all civil society organizations interested in the Conference and its preparatory process are invited to join the Civil Society FfD listserv, which is an open platform that will serve as an important channel of communication and coordination for civil society organizations planning to engage in the FfD3 process. To join the list, please write to the following google groups address and provide your full name, job title, and organization: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/global-social-economy
Civil society representatives who do not possess a UN Grounds pass and would like to attend the 15-19 June drafting session, could request a Special Events Ticket by 12:00pm NY time on 11 June.