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NGO Committee on FfD Events 2019

Meeting Date: August 7, 2019

Location: Drew Room, Lower Level, Church Center for the UN, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY   

Time: 1:30 pm- 4:00 pm


2019 UN ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum Events:


April 16th, 8:00- 9:30 am. Conference Rm 11 UNHQ


April 17th, 8:00 -9:30 am. Conference RM 12 UNHQ

Financial Inclusion to Financial Stability: Effective strategies and partnerships leading to inclusive growth,improved livelihood and income equality

April 18th, 1:15- 2:30 pm. Conference Rm 5 UNHQ

Event during the 2019 IMF/WB Spring Meeting:
Financial Inclusion to Financial Sustainability: Empowering Women in South Asia and Across the Globe
April 11th 9:00 -10:30 am
Location: Room 12-250, World Bank I -Building, Washington, D.C.
 NGO Committee on FfD meeting:  
Wednesday 3 April 2019


Church Center, Drew Room (Lower Level) ___________________________________________

Wednesday 27 March 2019
A Breakfast Briefing an dInteractive Discussion on the 2019 Financing for Development Forum Follow-up

Church Center, 10th Floor 8:30-9:45 am


Event during CSW 63 :

Side event titled ” Implementing and Financing Social Protection: Finding the Political Will”,
Wednesday March 20, 2019 -3:00 pm -4;15 pm ,
Conference Room A, UNHQ

 NGO Committee on FfD meeting:  

Wednesday March 6 2019
1:30 – 4:30 pm

919 Second Avenue, 2nd Floor (between 48th & 49th)
Entrance is right next to health clinic

All are welcome.

NGO Committee on FfD Events 2018:

Events during ECOSOC FfD Follow-up Forum Sponsored by the NGO Committee on FfD:

  • Monday, April 23rd – 8:00 AM, CR 7 UN Headquarters – “Domestic & International Financial Instruments for Financing Universal Social Protection”  |  Webcast  |  Event Flyer
  • Monday April 23rd – 6:30 PM, CR 5 UN Headquarters – “Tackling Illicit Financial Flows: Time to Drop False Solutions & Embrace Real Change”  |  Event Flyer
  • Wednesday April 25th – 8:00 AM, CR A, UN Headquarters – “Financial Inclusion to Financial Stability: Linkages that Work Toward Income Inequality Reduction, Poverty Alleviation, & Shrinking the Gender Gap”  |  Event Flyer

On Wednesday, 18th April, the NGO Committee on FfD sponsored a Panel Session during the Civil Society Policy Forum of the World Bank/IMF Spring meetings 2018 entitled “Financing Universal Social Protection to Promote Inclusive Development and Reduce Inequality“.  Event Flyer

On Monday, 12 March 2018, the NGO Committee on FfD hosted a parallel event during CSW62 entitled “Economic Empowerment of Rural Women through Access to Innovative Financing and Effective Partnerships
Resources from this event: Event Flyer


NGO Committee on FfD Events 2017:

On Wednesday 11 October 2017, the NGO Committee on FfD, Social Justice in Global Development, the Virginia Gildersleeve International Foundation, and Brot für die Welt hosted a panel discussion entitled “Financing Universal Social Protection in Developing Countries” at the World Bank during the Civil Society Policy Forum ahead of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington DC.
Resources from this event: Flyer & Background Information

The 2017 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) took place from 22 to 25 May 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. During the FfD Forum, the NGO Committee, as a founding member of the Civil Society Financing for Development (FfD) Group (including the Women’s Working Group on FfD), held a number of side events including “International Cooperation in Tax Matters: Pathways for an Intergovernmental Tax Body” on Monday 22 May; “Pushing the boundaries of Official Development Assistance: challenges and opportunities” on Tuesday 23 May; “Public-private interfaces” and “Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Development Finance” on Wednesday 24 May; and “Critical and emerging issues in FfD: Opportunities for a multiyear planning framework” on Thursday 25 May.

On April 18, 2017, during the World Bank Group / IMF 2017 Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum, the NGO Committee on FfD hosted ‘Impact Investment as a Tool for Social Development’  Concept Note | Event Flyer | Press Release & Presentations | Photos:


On March 13, 2017, during the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the NGO Committee on FfD and the NGO Committee for Social Development hosted Financial Inclusion as a Tool for Women’s Empowerment & Poverty EradicationEvent Flyer


NGO Committee on FfD Events 2016:

On Wednesday 13 April 2016 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm, the NGO Committees on FfD and Social Development hosted a Panel Discussion at the World Bank during the Civil Society Policy Forum’ in Washington DC.
Resources from this event:
Financing Tools for Reducing Social Inequalities
Press release
Herman slides for Apr 13
IMF Presentation
Mani-Spring Meetings

On 29 March 2016 the NGO Committee on FfD hosted an
Advocacy Workshop entitled The How To, Best Practices and More
led by Eileen Reilly and Winifred Doherty

In accordance with the Addis Agenda, the Secretary-General convened an inter-agency task force to (i) review progress in implementing the FfD outcomes and the means of implementation of the SDGs, and (ii) advise the intergovernmental follow-up process on progress, implementation gaps and recommendations for corrective action, while taking into consideration the national and regional dimensions. On 8 March 2016 the NGO Committee on FfD submitted its recommendations to the Task Force: FfD Interagency Task Force recommendations

news_csocd54-ny2016On 4 February 2016, at the Commission on Social Development, with the NGO Committee on Social Development and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development, our committee co-sponsored an event  entitled Financing Tools for Reducing Social Inequalities.

World Bank downgrades global growth in 2016; cites slowdown in major emerging economies    January 2016
Why India’s Demand For UN Tax Committee Holds The Key To Funding The Paris Deal     January 2016

New primer on financialisation  provides  a good intro to understanding the nature, reasons, and impact of the overall growth of financialisation of our economy.  January 2016


NGO Committee on FfD Events 2015:

On July 15, 2015 at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 0ur committee co-sponsored a Side Event entitled:
Unlocking people’s capacity as a means of implementation: The human face of Financing for Development

On May 22, 2015 our committee co-sponsored an event with the NGO Committee on Social Development and the Global Foundation (GFDD) entitled “Do we have the courage to Put People and Planet First? The challenges of financing for development”.


NGO Committee on FfD Events 2014:

The pros and cons of partnerships and private sector’s growing role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
With Barbara Adams, Senior Policy Advisor at the Global Policy Forum Thursday, October 2, 2014,  from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Baha’i International.
Event details here: Partnerships in Post 2015
PowerPoint:  Barbara Adams on Partnerships Oct 2014

Ideas for Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda:
Discussion with Chantal Line Carpentier of UNCTAD on Wednesday September 3, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Church Center. New sustainable development goals will be useless unless Civil Society works together to ensure adequate funding.  Details here:  NGO FfD event Sept 3 2014