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Regional Consultation on Financing for Development Will Be Held at ECLAC

Authorities and senior representatives from the United Nations will address relevant matters in preparation for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which will take place in July in Addis Ababa.

11 March 2015|Announcement

The Latin American and Caribbean Regional Consultation on Financing for Development will be held on March 12-13, 2015, at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

The meeting will be attended by authorities and ministers from various countries in the region as well as senior representatives from the United Nations and other regional organizations, who will address relevant matters in preparation for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which will take place in July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The event, organized jointly by ECLAC and Chile’s government, will be inaugurated on Thursday, March 12 at 9:00 a.m. by Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hongbo Wu, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs; and Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.

At the meeting, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary will present some strategic features of financing for development from a regional perspective, on the basis of a new study prepared by the Commission.

Also, participants will discuss the extent of progress on the Third International Conference’s final document and they will agree upon future activities related to this global meeting, where heads of state and other senior representatives from the international community are expected to reach an intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

 

What: Latin American and Caribbean Regional Consultation on Financing for Development.

Who: Authorities and ministers from various countries in the region, senior representatives from the United Nations and other regional organizations.

 The event will be inaugurated by:

  • Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Hongbo Wu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
  • Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary

When: March 12-13, 2015. Inauguration: Thursday, March 12 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: ECLAC’s headquarters, Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura).

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