2024 Session, Financing for Development Forum,
1st & 2nd Meetings (AM & PM)

Economic and Social Council Opens 2024 Financing for Development Forum Follow-Up

(Note:  Due to the financial liquidity crisis affecting the United Nations and the resulting constraints, this meeting was not covered.)

The Economic and Social Council’s Financing for Development Forum today began its review of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and other financing for development outcomes, as well as the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

To be held through Thursday, the Forum will enable exchanges of diverse perspectives on financing issues and will continue the discussions held at the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by convening a special high-level meeting with Bretton Woods Institutions, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  It will also offer space for ministers to interact with representatives of the private sector.

The Forum’s main aim is to prepare and discuss the priorities for the fourth International Conference on Financing for Development, to be held in 2025 from 30 June to 3 July in Spain.

The Conference is expected to commit to concrete deliverables on financing for sustainable development, as well as to update the policy framework on financing for sustainable development to reflect the current global realities.

The Forum programme is available online.

For information media. Not an official record.