The Third Financing for Development Conference (Addis Ababa, 13-16 July 2015) will be crucial to ending extreme poverty and tackling inequality everywhere.
The conference will also lay the foundation for an agreement in September on the new sustainable development goals, and for a binding climate-change agreement in December.
Building on the conclusions of previous financing for development conferences (Monterrey in 2002 and Doha in 2008), and other key international processes, the commitments and
agreements made in Addis Ababa will shape our ability to bring about a just, equitable world in which the rights of all peoples, including future generations, are fully respected and protected
– in a way that upholds the integrity of the natural environment and remedies the damage climate change has already caused. If we are to have a new vision for sustainable development,
Addis Ababa will need to produce ambitious, meaningful and comprehensive agreements on financing.