Briefing on the progress of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development

All interested individuals are cordially invited to a briefing on the progress of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development (IATF on FFD) in preparing its 2017 report and online annex on Monday, 21 November 2016, 1.15-2.45 pm, in Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters, New York. (The briefing will also be webcast live via UN Web TV website at: http://webtv.un.org)

The inaugural report of the Task Force was produced in March 2016 and served as an input to both the 2016 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development Follow-up and the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Member States mandated that future Task Force reports contain a discussion of the global context and its implications; an overview of each chapter of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda while covering the broader set of commitments and action items in an on-line annex, and analyses of thematic issues.

Representatives from the Secretariat, the five major institutional stakeholders (World Bank Group, IMF, WTO, UNCTAD and UNDP), and other Task Force members will be on hand to brief Member States on the preparation of the 2017 IATF Report and other IATF activities, including preparation of the online annex (which will contain pertinent updated data on progress for all commitments and action items). A short presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion to solicit feedback and input on the IATF’s work program.

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