Civil society preparations for FfD Forum 2017 begins

The preparatory process for the ECOSOC FfD Forum 2017 has started. The draft programme is available here and the two co-facilitators for the intergovernmentally agreed conclusions have been appointed (letter of appointment available here). Information on registration will soon be available. The CSO FfD Group preparations are based on the following pillars: Letter to ECOSOC…

Update on December UN Tax Meetings

by Pooja Rangaprasad An important priority for the CSO FfD group has been the establishment of a universal, intergovernmental tax body under the auspices of the UN so all countries have a seat at the table and a vote in designing international tax standards. Unfortunately this proposal of G77 and China has been repeatedly blocked…

Frozen in diplomacy

By Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum versión en español To avoid the failure of Addis Ababa the global North has to make concessions The debt crisis in Greece dominates the news in Europe but a significant related event lacks public attention – the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3). This is being held…