8-9 April 2015 Financing for Development UN General Assembly Hearings
At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, the co-facilitators of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), and the UN DESA Financing for Development Office (FFDO), UN-NGLS facilitated civil society participation in the 8-9 April UN General Assembly hearings in preparation for the FfD3 Conference, through an open, transparent and participatory process with a civil society Steering Committee. Hearings with the business sector were held on 8 April and hearings with civil society were held on 9 April in Trusteeship Council Chamber at UN Headquarters. Each day featured a high-level opening ceremony with representatives of both business and civil society.
These hearings provided the first opportunity for a diversity of stakeholders to provide feedback on the zero draft of the outcome document for the FfD3 Conference. The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) aims to reinvigorate and strengthen the financing for development framework as well as support the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda currently being negotiated by Member States.
The programme for the 9 April civil society hearings is available here: http://bit.ly/9April-FfD-CSO-Hearings-Final-Programme. Links to civil society statements from the hearings are available at the bottom of this article. The concept note is available here. The programme for the 8 April business sector hearings can be found here. Videos of the civil society hearings and the business sector hearings are available here.