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3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3)

13-16 July 2015 | United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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ENB Daily CoverageAbout | 13 Jul | 14 Jul | 15 Jul | 16 Jul | Summary
A view of New York

The third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) continues for a second day at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

FfD3 On the second day of the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), high-level statements continued in plenary. Roundtables 2 and 3 also took place, on “Ensuring policy coherence and an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development” and “Global partnership and the three dimensions of sustainable development.” The Main Committee met briefly for the first time in a closed meeting in the evening, to discuss the draft outcome document.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, which took place from 13 to 16 July 2015 at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at:

Main Plenary

Delegates gather for the main plenary statements

Cecilia Vaca Jones, Minister of Social Development, Ecuador

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Post and Telecom, Belgium

Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister, Turkey

Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development

Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance, South Africa, speaking on behalf of G-77 and China

Kori Udovički, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Serbia

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Italy

Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovakia

Hind Subaih Barrak Al-Subaih, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs, Kuwait

Roundtable Discussions

View of the dais during the roundtable discussions

Co-Chair Andrés Escobar Arango, Deputy Minister
of Finance, Colombia

Co-Chair Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and
Consumer Affairs, Sweden

Joseph Stiglitz, Co-President, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, US

Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Wellington Chibebe, Deputy General Secretary, International Trade
Union Confederation (ITUC)

Thabo Mbeki, former President of South Africa and Chair, High-level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows, the African Union (AU) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Moderator Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, International
Monetary Fund (IMF)

Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

Sevdalina Rukanova, European Foundation Centre


Co-Chair Justine Greening, Secretary of State
for International Development, UK

Co-Chair Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Minister of State
for Finance, Bangladesh

Maatia Toafa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic
Planning, Tuvalu

Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair, Board of Directors, Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

Børge Brende, Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Norway

Moderator Helen Clark, Administrator,
UN Development Programme (UNDP)

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Héla Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Danny Faure, Vice President, Seychelles

Cristina Duarte, Minister of Finance and Planning, Cape Verde

Milorad Šćepanović, Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Regional Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Environmental Integration, Montenegro

Side event on financing for inclusive and sustainable industrial development hosted by the Government of Ethiopia, Government of Senegal,
UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Civil society demonstration in support of the creation of a UN tax body

Around the Venue

Delegates gather in the main plenary

Delegates during the plenary sessions



Photographs of delegates on display in the main hall

Media briefings and interviews take place throughout the venue






Representatives from Ethiopia share information about the country


Around the grounds of the UN Economic Commission
for Africa (UNECA)



ENB Daily CoverageAbout | 13 Jul | 14 Jul | 15 Jul | 16 Jul | Summary
Funding for coverage of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3)
has been provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the European Union (EU)