Civil Society Forum Statement at Closing Ceremony (UNCTAD 14)

This page is hosted by the CSO FFD Group on behalf of the Civil Society Internantional Steering Group (UNCTAD14). UNCTAD 14 Civil Society Forum – Concluding statement at closing ceremony (Download PDF) H.E. President of Kenya, H.E. President of UNCTAD XIV, H.E. Secretary General of UNCTAD, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to…

CSO Declaration to UNCTAD 14

This page is hosted by the CSO FFD Group on behalf of the Civil Society Internantional Steering Group (UNCTAD14). CSO Declaration to UNCTAD 14 – delivered at ‘Opening Plenary of Committee of the Whole’ Download PDF here    

331 Global and National Civil Society Organizations Demand that Members Affirm Development Mandate at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 14

This page is hosted by the CSO FFD Group on behalf of the Civil Society Internantional Steering Group (UNCTAD14). For Immediate Release, July 14, 2016,  Contacts: Deborah James, djames@cepr.net or Jason Braganza, jbraganza@taxjusticeafrica.net | On July 14, 2016, members of 331 civil society organizations (CSOs) including trade unions, farmers, development advocates, and public interest groups…

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…