• Mission Statement

    The NGO Committee on Financing for Development at the United Nations advocates for a worldwide economy that is environmentally and socially sustainable, ethical, and people-centered.

    Guided by the 2002 Monterrey Consensus, we urge policymakers to support development strategies that end global poverty and advance human rights. We seek international financial systems that are fair and truly representative of all people. We are motivated by the moral imperatives underlying the United Nations Charter and the missions of the organizations we represent.

  • Membership Benefits

    Network and dialogue at the UN with those working on for Financing for Development (FfD) issues and collaborate with global network of FfD organizations.

    Participate in monthly meetings featuring regular briefings from the UN FfD Office and distinguished guest speakers from the UN Community.

    Voice concerns on FfD issues to the UN through written and oral statements prepared within the Committee.

    Receive notices of meetings and conferences on FfD issues sponsored by the UN or NGO Committee, including high-level meetings with Bretton Woods institutions (World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization).

    (Go to www.ngosonffd.org for FfD resources and committee membership form)

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Sebastien NkoaBy Sébastien Nkoa Ayissi, OP, Cameroonian economist, banker, and student of Theology at the Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and SNDatUN delegate to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

“The Financing for Development Conference which will take place this month in Addis Ababa inspires great hope in me as I consider the quality (Heads of State) and the quantity (constituents in society) of the members taking part in different panels. Important decisions will be made affecting the direction of Sustainable Development Goals for the planet. Since I myself come from a country classified as ‘less developed’, I have long been an advocate for all people to take responsibility for all persons living on our planet.  The conference offers me an opportunity to be the voice of the voiceless so that their voices can be heard.

For these reasons I am focusing on the following questions: 1) national public finance, given that basic development rests on healthy and proper management of public goods; 2) entrepreneurship and private national and international finance, because of their interconnection. Member States need to develop a regulatory framework which promotes private sector initiatives favoring the marginalized and those excluded from the system. International public finance is a particular interest of mine because of the role it plays in the systemic failures as seen in the financial crisis of 2007-08; this points to the need for change from the top because of its impact on the bottom.”


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