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3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3)

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

Highlights for Thursday, 16 July 2015

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A view of New York

The dais applauds the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

FfD3 High-level statements continued in plenary in the morning and afternoon of the final day at the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3). A roundtable on “Ensuring policy coherence and an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development” also took place in the morning. In the evening, the closing plenary adopted the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA).

AAAA includes three main sections on: a global framework for financing development post-2015; action areas; and data, monitoring and follow-up. The second section, on action areas, includes seven sub-sections: domestic public resources; domestic and international private business and finance; international development cooperation; international trade as an engine for development; debt and debt sustainability; addressing systemic issues; and science, technology, innovation and capacity building.

FfD3 concluded at 6:28 pm.

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of FfD3 will be available on Sunday, 19 July 2015, online at:

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily digital coverage and daily reports from the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development. In addition, IISD Reporting Services will publish a summary and analysis of FfD3 on Sunday, 19 July 2015.

Main Plenary

Delegates in the main plenary

Mohamed Diaré, Minister of State, Ministry of
Economy and Finance, Guinea

Valerie Bruell-Melchior, Head of Delegation, Monaco

Henri Yav Mulang, Minister of Finance, Democratic Republic of Congo

'Aisake Valu Eke, Minister of Finance and National Planning, Tonga

Enrique Loedel, Deputy Director General
for Political Affairs, Uruguay

Taj Haider, Senator and Head of Delegation, Pakistan

Habib Abbas, Head of Delegation, Syria

Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director, Policy and Programme Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Miriam Maluwa, Country Director, Ethiopia, Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)


Roundtable discussion

View of the final roundtable discussion

Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for UN Economic and Social Affairs and Secretary-General of the Conference

Jacqueline Moustache-Belle, Co-President, United Cities and Local Governments, Mayor of Victoria, Seychelles

Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

Konrad Pawlik, Deputy Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Poland

Grete Faremo, Executive Director,
UN Office for Project Services

Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat

Stefano Prato, Managing Director, Society for International Development

Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

Giampaolo Cantini, Director General, Department for
Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Cooperation, Italy

Patrick Ignatius Gomes, Secretary-General, African,
Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States

Christopher Johnston,
Mastercard Foundation

Marina Durano, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)

Toru Hasegawa, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Press conference with Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for UN Economic and Social Affairs and Secretary-General of the Conference

Members of civil society demonstrating for the creation of a UN tax body are asked to leave the venue

Closing Plenary

More than 800 delegates gather for the closing plenary

Amb. Kingsley Mamabolo, South Africa,
speaking on behalf of the G-77 and China

Sergio Shcherbakov, Ecuador

Neven Mimica, EU

Amb. Usman Sarki, Nigeria

Amb. Manuel Sager, Switzerland

Alexia Latortue, US

Amb. Saliou Akadiri, Benin

President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, congratulates Hailemariam Desalegn, President of the third
International Conference on Financing for Development, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, at the close of the conference

An Ethiopian band performs to celebrate the close of the conference

Around the venue

A delegate reads the Draft Report of the Main Committee before the start of plenary

Delegates in plenary


Members of the Financing for Development Secretariat

Members of civil society meet informally

Members of the business sector during the roundtable discussions

Manuel Montes and Adriano José Timossi,
South Centre Delegation



Members of the Conference Coordination Team

Interviews continue throughout the venue


Artwork on the walls in the Africa Hall, UN Economic
Commission for Africa (UNECA)



Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) team covering the meeting (L-R): Annelies van Gaalen, Cleo Verkuijl, Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Tallash Kantai, Brett Wertz, Anju Sharma and Kiara Worth

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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)