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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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A view of New York

The Ethiopian and UN flags fly outside the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

FfD3 The third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) continued on Wednesday, with high-level statements in plenary and multistakeholder roundtables 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 in the afternoon and evening in closed meetings, and approved the final draft of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

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 in the main plenary

Peter Phillips, Minister of Finance and Planning, Jamaica

Cristina Duarte, Minister of Finance and Planning, Cabo Verde

Gustave Sanon, Minister of Economy and Finance, Burkina Faso

James Fletcher, Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Saint Lucia

Béatrice Atallah, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Madagascar

Emmanuel Nganou Djoli Messi, Minister of Economy
and National Planning, Cameroon

Namgay Dorji, Minister of Finance, Bhutan

Jayant Sinha, Minister of State
for Finance, India

Florence Limbio, Minister of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation in charge of Poles Development,
Central African Republic

Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and League of
Arab States, Algeria


Roundtable Discussions

Panel for the fourth roundtable discussion

Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UN Conference on
Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Development Cooperation
and International Trade, the Netherlands

Ato Getachew Adem, Minister of State, Planning Commission, Ethiopia

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Jaime Alfredo Miranda, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, El Salvador

Vesna Pusić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign
and European Affairs, Croatia

Richard Samans, Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum (WEF)

Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Sweden

Faamoetauloa Ulaitino Faale Tumaalii, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa

Aurelia Frick, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture, Liechtenstein


Seán Sherlock, Minister of State, Department
of Foreign Affairs, Ireland

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Jayant Sinha, Minister of State
for Finance, India

Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Winston Dookeran, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago

Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Li Yong, Director-General, UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Dereje Alemayehu, Coordinator, Global Alliance on Tax Justice

Naoko Ishii, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Global
Environment Facility (GEF)

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Serena Brown, KPMG Global Development Initiative

Hans Herren, Biovision and Millennium Institute

Delegates meet informally before the start of the Main Committee

Around the venue

The main hall of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Delegates in plenary



The Iraqi delegation

Media teams cover the roundtable discussions

Andréas Mavroyiannis, Vice President of the Conference,
Special Ministerial Envoy, Cyprus

Ethiopian Exhibition Hall

An exhibition hall displays enterprises and crafts from Ethiopia

A traditional setting to drink Ethiopian coffee

A variety of renewable energy technologies on display

Ethiopian coffee

Popcorn and barley seeds

Traditional spices

Cut flowers grown in Ethiopia

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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)