Tag Archives: FFD3

Civil Society Sceptical Over Addis Abeba Action Agenda to Finance Development

16 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Thalif Deen, IPS

UNITED NATIONS/ADDIS ABABA, Jul 15 2015 (IPS) – Despite high expectations, the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) ended on a predictable note: the United Nations proclaimed it a roaring success while most civil society organisations (CSOs) expressed scepticism over the final outcome.
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193 delegations to FFD3 conference agree on the Addis Abeba Action Agenda

16 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

At its final negotiating hours on Wednesday evening, the most important achievement of the three-day Addis Abeba conference on financing for development (FFD3), before its closing Thursday, is hardly its ability to secure the real bricks and mortars every nation needs for its sustainable development and the sustainable development agenda of the next decade and a half. Rather it is the fact that the much-constrained conference for much of its life from New York to Addis Abeba has been now saved with the adoption of the Addis Abeba Action Agenda (AAAA).
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Addis Ababa FFD3 talks risk deadlock over UN agency for tax

15 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Eliza Anyangwe, The Guardian

    * Aid organisations fear that negotiations at the Financing for Development conference may go into deadlock over the issue of a UN agency for tax.

    * “The G77 and advocacy groups want to see certain issues brought before a global tax body, such as whether or not multinationals should publicly declare the amount of tax they pay, and the question of where corporations pay their taxes.”

    * “But international charities such as Action Aid have accused the rich nations, including the UK, of blocking progress, and some say that the UK and US, among others, are now lobbying hard to prevent the creation of UN agency to the point of risking deadlock in the talks.”

Civil society organisations are warning that the Financing for Development (FFD3) talks which began on Monday 13 July, may go into deadlock, or even collapse as negotiators reach an impasse over the creation of a new global tax body.
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The Addis Abeba conference on financing for development may go distances in donors increasingly officializing linkage between their development & security interests

13 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The expectations on the Addis Abeba conference on financing for development (FFD3), to be held from July 13 -16, 2015, are far greater than the international political and economic milieu allows.
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Civil society org urges participants to make water & sanitation the nexus for Addis Abeba conference on dev’t financing

12 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

NATIONS, Jul 10 2015 (IPS) – Ahead of the all-important International Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, a top water charity has called upon world leaders to prioritise programmes for water, sanitation and good hygiene, so that no one is left behind.
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