The ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development (FfD) follow-up is an intergovernmental process with universal participation mandated to review the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and other financing for development outcomes and the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The four-day event will begin with the ministerial segment, featuring a Special High-level Meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the United Nations Confrence on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and will provide an opportunity for the heads of international trade and financial institutions to interact with their UN counterparts in the follow-up to the FfD outcomes.
The ministerial round tables, general debate, thematic discussions on the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) and other FfD outcomes and a dialogue with stakeholders will take place throughout the 23rd and 24th of April, whereas the expert segment, focusing on all seven action areas of the AAAA, will take place on 25 and 26 April.
Throughout the duration of the FfD, there will be side events related to topics such as investment to achieve the SDGs, financing for gender equality, and financing the 2030 Agenda.
The agreed conclusions and recommendations of the outcome document of the FfD Forum are adopted at the Forum and further transmitted to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) taking place in July in New York.