Civil Society Letter: Draft UN Resolution on “External Debt Sustainability and Development”

This letter can be downloaded here. 15 November 2019 We welcome the innovations in this year´s draft UN General Assembly Resolution on “External Debt Sustainability and Development” (A/C.2/74/L.9). The new wave of debt crises threatens to derail the 2030 Development Agenda and undermines or even reverses progress towards the SDGs in many countries.  This is…

CSO Debt Workout II

A new wave of debt crises is hitting developing countries, but governments have ignored the calls for action. After the first CSO Debt Workout organised at this year’s FfD Forum, the CSO FfD group helped organise another CSO Debt Workout on the sidelines of this year’s HLPF, to wake governments up and call for a Global…

Statement to Opening Segment

FfD Forum 2019 Statement to Opening Segment – “Navigating the headwinds and tailwinds: current global economic context and emerging trends” on behalf of Civil Society FfD Group (including the Women’s Working Group on FfD) Delivered by Kavaljit Singh, Director, Madhyam 15 April 2019 I would like to discuss 3 issues in the context of SDGs.…

UN High Level Meeting on Illicit Financial Flows

by Pooja Rangaprasad, Director, Policy and Advocacy, Financing for Development (FfD) The President of the General Assembly (PGA) convened a High Level Meeting on “International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows and Strengthen Good Practices on Asset Return” on 16 May 2019 at the UN Headquarters, New York. An official summary of the meeting will…