Alongside member organisations, partners and allies, CIDSE is taking part in the UN Third International Finance for Development Conference (FFD3). FFD3 will present an opportunity for CIDSE to gather with governments and representatives of civil society organizations from all around the world to advocate for a fairer and more sustainable international financial system.
CIDSE took on a coordinating role for the CSO Forum preceding the conference. A space for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to gather and share. A CSO declaration was produced during this forum, an abridged version of which was presented in the first plenary session on Monday 13 July; both versions are attached.
In Addis, CIDSE will focus on a range of issues such as the FFD3 follow-up process, public private financing, the creation of an international tax body and fairer international taxation regulations, and co-organize a number of related side-events as part of the Addis Ababa CSO Coordinating Group and the Women Working Group on FfD:
- “Strengthening Follow-up and Accountability: what options for FFD’s future?”, Wednesday 15 July, 13:15 - 14:45: Classic Hall, Hotel Elilly, Guinea Conakry St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (See invitation attached).
- “Financing for Women’s Development, Human Rights and Gender Equality”, Monday 13 July 2015, 8:15 am - 9:45 am : Radisson BLU Hotel, Sholla 1
- “How can the private sector have a positive impact on sustainable development? – Looking at the Addis Ababa Summit & beyond”, Tuesday 14 July, 3.30pm – 6.00pm: Hotel Elilly, Mars Hall
- “Tax Justice for Social Justice”, Wednesday 15 July 2015, 8:15 am - 9:45 am : Jupiter Hotel, Conference Hall
- “Advancing the Monterrey Consensus: CSO Recommendations for the Addis Ababa Accord and the Future of Financing for Development”, Wednesday 15 July 2015, 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm : ECA Africa Hall
- Addressing the systemic issues: Is Addis going to deliver the trade, technology and financial architecture reforms that we need? Wednesday 15 July 2015, 15:30-17:30, Gada Hall, Hotel Elilly
To keep up-to date on our activities and thoughts about the Addis conference, please visit our website, which will be updated regularly.
For further information see:
- Why Addis Ababa matters: CIDSE recommendations for the third UN Financing for Development Conference
- Some reflections on the Third FFD Conference Follow-up, CIDSE Briefing Note
- CIDSE reaction to the European Commission's Communication "A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015"CIDSE reaction to the European Commission's Communication "A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015"
- Some reflections on the structure of the Third FFD Conference Outcome Document, CIDSE Briefing Note
Articles, blogs, and statements from the events unfolding in Addis Ababa:
- Blog by Jean Saldanha on CSO forum and Addis progress
- Blog by Graham Gordon on FFD3 entitled "Will Addis Ababa fire the starte gun for a new approach to sustainable development?
- Article by Jean Saldanha (originarily published on Friends of Europe website, and reposted on CIDSE website): Financing the change, changing the finance
- Civil Society Forum Declaration for the Addis Ababa Action Agenda which resulted from the discussions at the CSO Forum
- An update on the start of negotiations on the third day of the conference and the call for an intergovernmental tax body by civil society can be read here.
- Civil Society Response to the outcome document; the Addis Ababa Action Agenda
- Press-release on the close of FFD3 and CIDSE's position on the outcome document
Jean Saldanha, Senior Policy Advisor: saldanha(at)cidse.org
Leila Arnold: arnold(at)cidse.org