News NGO Committee on FfD meeting: 
Wednesday 5 April 2017
2:00 – 4:00 pm 

Church Center (corner of 1st Ave and E 44th St)
777 UN Plaza New York, NY

All are welcome.

Upcoming event during the World Bank Group / IMF 2017 Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum: Impact Investment as a Tool for Social Development – April 18, 2017, 1:00-2:30PM, World Bank Group I Building, 1850 I Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006 | (Registration required for attendance closed on April 3, 2017) – Concept Note | Event Flyer


Past News:

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 Eradication – Event 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