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ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development

Background

The second FfD Forum was convened by the President of ECOSOC from 22 to 25 May 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event brought together 20 ministers and vice-ministers, numerous high-level officials from ministries of finance, foreign affairs and development cooperation, a large number of Executive Directors of the World Bank and IMF (24), as well as senior officials from the UN system, including the major institutional stakeholders, and other international organizations. Civil society organizations, the business sector and local authorities were also strongly represented.