Trade Unions at the 3rd Conference on Financing for Development

The FfD agenda is an important reference point for discussions on development finance, and serves as a unique space where governments, in particular from the South, are able to debate important issues like trade and foreign direct investment as well as systemic issues like the international financial architecture and financial regulation. These are the global economic issues that were absent in the origin and overall framework of the Millennium Development Goals and remain piecemeal in the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. Read the Trade Union position on Financing for Development (FfD), published in April 2015, here. Find here a 2-pager synthesis of the Trade Union position.

3rd Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, 13-16 July 2015

In the framework of the 3rd Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa (FFD3), an ITUC/TUDCN delegation participates in several side events and roundtables. The delegation is formed by trade union representatives from Belgium, Tanzania, Togo, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines.

Read here the Trade Union priorities for the Addis Ababa Action Agenda..

Read TUDCN’s Addis Ababa FFD3 blog:


*NEW - 16 July* Read here the Trade Union reaction to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA).

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CSO Forum and side events

- On 10-12 July, the ITUC/TUDCN delegation will participate in the FFD3 CSO Forum in Addis Ababa. Follow this activity through #CSOFFD3 and #FFD3 #post2015 #Addis.

- On Monday 13 July from 13.15 to 14.45 at Elilly Hotel (Discovery Hall), ITUC Deputy General Secretary will speak at the side event “Financing Development through Decent Work”, organised by the Government of Sweden and the ILO. The Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven will also speak. See the flyer below.

- On Monday 13 July from 18:15 to 19:45 at Hilton Hotel (Ibex & Nyala), TUDCN is co-sponsoring the side event “Mission Impossible: Development without Public Services”, organised by Public Services International. See flyer below.

- On Thursday 16 July from 13.15 to 14.45 at Radisson BLU Hotel (Lalibella room), ITUC Deputy General Secretary will speak at the side event “The Impact of Private and Blended Development Cooperation: What Can We Expect in Practice?”, organised by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).