In July 2015, Heads of State and Government and High Representatives gathered in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development with the aim to discuss both financial and non-financial means implementation for the post-2015 development agenda. In the line of the Monterrey Consensus (2002) and Doha Declaration (2008), world leaders from 193 UN Member States managed to reach a consensus and reaffirmed their commitment to address the challenges of financing sustainable development “in the spirit of global partnership and solidarity”.
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda lays out more than 100 concrete measures to implement sustainable development, and includes inter alia steps to deal with illicit financial flows and fight against tax evasion as well as a reaffirmed commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid.
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a solid foundation for the Sustainable Development Summit which will be held in New York from 25th to 27th September, and for the COP21 Climate Conference which will be held in Paris from 30th November to 11th December.
Watch the Third International Conference on Financing for Development video realized by the UN:
(Original video on this page http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2015/07/countries-adopt-addis-ababa-action-agenda/)
Download the Outcome Document: