UN Post-2015 Development Agenda: Addis Ababa Action Agenda from Third International Conference on Financing for Development

By Magdalena A K Muir, Climate Editor

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The UN Post-2015 Development Agenda is proceeding to unfold, including a focus on the important issue of financing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  The United Nations General Assembly recently endorsed the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development, or the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, from the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the Agenda as a major step that firmly puts the world on the path to a more prosperous, just and sustainable world. General Assembly President Sam Kutesa indicated that the action demonstrates collective commitment towards eradicating poverty, achieving sustainable development and building a better future for all, and urged UN Member States to implement the Addis Ababa Action Agenda .

The  Agenda contains a series of measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for economic, social and environmental challenges. Building on the outcomes of previous development financing conferences held in Monterrey, Mexico, and in Doha, Qatar, the Action Agenda also addresses all sources of finance, and covers cooperation on a range of issues including technology, science, innovation, trade and capacity building.

In his statement to the Assembly, Mr. Ban said by endorsing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, we launch a new era of cooperation and global partnership. This development can be the foundation for success at the UN summit to adopt the UN post-2015 development agenda, in New York this September, and at the Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known informally as COP 21, in Paris in December.

Civil society organizations have responded to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), and have released responses and summaries to the draft outcome document for the UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. Responses address,areas of consensus and disagreement on the post-2015 draft; recommendations on improving text related to inequality, climate change, energy, land and other topics; data challenges; the translation of discourse into policy; education; and the role of business.

Further information

Conference http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/ffd3/

Outcome Document  Addis Ababa Action Agenda (16 July 2015)

Civil Society CSO FfD Forum Declaration (12 July 2015)

Business Sector International Business Forum Summary (14 July 2015)

IISD Article http://nr.iisd.org/news/civil-society-reflects-on-ffd3-issues-recommendations-on-post-2015-agenda/

Civil Society Blogs:

Greenhill Blog

GPW Blog

ODI Executive Director Blog 

Development Initiatives Blog

Oxfam Recommendations

SDG Compass

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IASS Website

ChildRightNow Website