The UN General Assembly’s upcoming meeting to take stock of financing for development (FfD) will feature three interactive dialogues as well as a session for the announcement of new initiatives and commitments, according to an Information Note from the UNGA President.
The high-level dialogue on FfD will convene on 26 September 2019, in New York, US. UNGA President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces circulated an information note providing the timing and participation modalities for Member States in the interactive dialogues.
The three sessions will address: “putting public resources to work for a more equal, sustainable societies, including by combating illicit financial flows;” “financing the SDGs against rising debt burdens;” and “moving the money to fill the climate action and SDG financing gap.” Guiding questions for each session are contained in the tentative programme of work for the High-level Dialogue, which was issued on 22 July 2019.
The segment on announcements and new initiatives will enable governments, stakeholders and international organizations to present deliverables to support the financing of the SDGs and climate action.
Consultations to prepare the UNGA Dialogue are being conducted by the Permanent Representatives of Canada and Ghana.