Side-Event Report: Systemic issues and debt in trying times: How can the FFD process help?

Side-Event at the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up organized by UNCTAD, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Addis Ababa CSO Coordinating Group – ACG and Women’s Working Group on FFD (with Brot für die Welt, Eurodad and Center of Concern acting as facilitating organizations) Side-Event Summary prepared by:  Aldo Caliari, Director, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, Center…

Inaugural FFD Forum: Missed potentials

by Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, Ibon International (New York, 21 April 2016) – Insufficient preparations, limited time allocation and a disappointing outcome document marked the inaugural ECOSOC Financing for Development (FfD) Forum, held from 18-20 April 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, which was meant to initiate a follow-up process for the FfD…

UN Financing forum: A bitter awakening after 2015’s party of multilateralism

by Aldo Caliari (26 April 2016) | 2015 was an eventful year for everyone who cares about sustainable development. Three large conferences (financing for development, Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Climate agreement) unveiled, together, an ambitious agenda of multilateral efforts to eradicate poverty while preserving and nurturing our planet. But those observing…

First FfD review forum fails to deliver meaningful outcomes (TWN)

By Ranja Sengupta and Bhumika Muchhala (New Delhi and New York, 29 April 2016) | The inaugural ECOSOC forum on Financing for Development (FfD) follow-upwitnessed a dismal performance, dashing the hopes of developing countries and global civil society for a substantial and action-oriented inter-governmentally agreed outcome that lays the foundation of an effective review process…

Wrap-up on the UN FfD Forum: Where do we go now?

1st UN FfD Forum 2016 Round Up by Matti Kohonen (27 April 2016) | The inaugural ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up  was  held from 18 to 20 April 2016 in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The programme includes, on Monday, 18 April, will feature presentations by…

Closing Panal Statement: Lidy Nacpil (Jubilee South – Asia/Pacific Movement on Debt and Development) on behalf of the CSO FfD Group and WWG on FfD

We, participating organizations, networks and movement of the CSO FfD Group, welcomed this inaugural UN FfD Follow-up Forum and anticipated it as an opportunity for the initiation of a strengthened follow-up process of the FfD Conferences in Monterrey, Doha and Addis Ababa. The FfD process is supposed to play a pivotal role in advancing socio-economic…