The third international conference on Financing for Development (FFD), to be held in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on July 13-16, will launch a new and strengthened global partnership for sustainable development from which country like Bangladesh will be benefited.
"The conference is all about implementation of ambitious (sustainable development) goals. It's expected to provide means of implementation," said Alexander Trepelkov, an official at the United Nations (UN) headquarters at a videoconference on Thursday night (BST). A select group of journalists joined the videoconference from the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Dhaka participated by journalists across the world.
Margaret Novicki and Janos Tisovszki from the UN headquarters were also present while Office-in-Charge in UNIC, Dhaka M Moniruzzaman moderated it from Dhaka.
Alexander, Director of the Financing for Development Office at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), also said the year 2015 is a 'pivotal' year for fostering sustainable development and there will be a summit in New York in September with a view to adopting a global and universal, ambitious, transformative and people centric development agenda. He said the conference on the FFD will provide a comprehensive financing framework in support of implementation of the SDGS and the outcome document of the conference will consist of three elements, including a new financing framework strategy for sustainable development.
"The agenda is very comprehensive and it contains some 17 goals," Alexander said adding that there are three aspects of implementation - social, economic and environmental that would require enormous financial resources and other means of implementation. Asked whether the conference would produce any results, he said there are expectations and some very specific initiatives on capacity development, technology transfer, mobilisation of domestic resources, tapping private resources would produce positive results not in the near future but in medium term.