Canada, Ghana to Lead Consultations on FfD High-level Dialogue
Africa, Americas, News, November 12 2018
NEW YORK, USA: The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) appointed the permanent representatives of Canada and Ghana as co-facilitators for the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (FfD). Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Permanent Representative of Ghana, and Marc-Andre Blanchard, Permanent Representative of Canada, will consult with Member States on “the substantive work, including possible outcome” of the Dialogue.
UNGA President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces announced the appointment in a letter to Member States on 30 October 2018. She noted that the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), the outcome of the Third International Conference on FfD in 2015, calls for convening a High-level Dialogue on FfD back-to-back with the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) when it convenes under the auspices of the UNGA every four years.
The UNGA-convened HLPF will take place from 24-25 September 2019, meeting for the first time since the adoption of the SDGs. The FfD dialogue has been scheduled to meet on 23 September. The Addis Ababa outcome also indicates that governments “will consider the need to hold a follow-up conference by 2019.”
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