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UN-OHRLLS : Expert Group Meeting on UN Support for Graduation and Smooth Transition for LDCs

Patrick Guillaumont spoke during the opening session.

On 14th December 2017, the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries organized the Expert Group Meeting on UN Support for Graduation and Smooth Transition for LDCs.

The meeting allowed to take stock of the assistance provided by the United Nations system to support the LDCs in their efforts to achieve the goals contained in the Istanbul Programme of Action and meeting the criteria for graduation.

Patrick Guillaumont, President of FERDI, spoke during the opening session where he presented a state of the LDCs graduation and  the elements of a slow path of graduation. Among the recommendations made to accelerate graduation, he stressed the need to strengthen connection between LDCs and Sustainable Development Goals and the need to take into account the vulnerability issue in graduation :

 

More information (concept note, programme, speakers) : http://unohrlls.org/

 

UN-OHRLLS : réunion du groupe d’experts sur le soutien à la graduation et à la transition douce des Pays les moins avancés

Patrick Guillaumont est intervenu lors de la session d'ouverture.

Le 14 décembre 2017, le Bureau du Haut Représentant pour les pays les moins avancés des Nations Unies a organisé la réunion du groupe d’expert sur le soutien à la graduation et à la transition douce des Pays les moins avancés.

La réunion a permis de faire le point sur l'aide fournie par le système des Nations Unies pour aider les PMA dans leurs efforts pour atteindre les objectifs énoncés dans le Programme d'action d'Istanbul et satisfaire aux critères de graduation.

Patrick Guillaumont, président de la Ferdi, est intervenu lors de la  session d'ouverture où il a présenté un état des lieux des pays ayant atteint le niveau de graduation et les éléments de ralentissement de la graduation des pays. Parmi les recommandations faites pour accélérer la graduation, il a souligné la nécessité de renforcer les liens entre PMA et Objectifs de développement durable et la nécessaire prise en compte des questions de vulnérabilité dans la graduation :

 

Plus d'information (concept note, programme, interventions) : http://unohrlls.org/

 

Événement organisé par la Ferdi, seule ou en collaboration

Panel Discussion on TOSSD: A statistical measurement framework for tracking the Means of Implementation to achieve the SDGs

Panel discussion organised by OECD, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and FERDI /ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum
Panel Discussion on Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD): A statistical measurement framework for tracking the Means of Implementation to achieve the SDGs

ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum


Wednesday 24 May 2017 • 18:30-20:00
UN HQ Conference room 7

 

Objectives of the discussion

  • Harnessing synergies at global and country level on strategies to promote effective and integrated frameworks to mobilise all available resources – aid, taxation, domestic and international private finance, remittances and philanthropy – in support of financing for sustainable development.
  • Promoting enhanced accountability and incentives for resources beyond ODA. Advance understanding about the nature and potential future role of the TOSSD measurement framework to strengthen data and monitoring of the Means of Implementation, including in support of global public goods and reducing economic, social/political and environmental vulnerabilities.

 

Speakers

  • Mr. Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate
  • Mr. Philippe Orliange, Director, Agence Francaise de Developpement
  • H.E. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, European Union
  • H.E. Ambassador Horacio Sevilla Borja, Ecuador
  • H.E. Ambassador Masood Bin Momen, Bangladesh (LDC Group)
  • H.E Ambassador Marie Chatardová, Czech Republic
  • H.E. Ambassador Michel Tommo Monthé, Cameroon
  • Ms. Shari Spiegel, Chief of the Policy Analysis & Development Branch, UN-DESA

Key Discussants :

  • Mr. Francois Legue, Foreign Affairs Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEDI), France
  • Mr. Matthieu Boussichas, Programme Manager, Ferdi

Moderator : Ms. Minh-Thu D. Pham, Executive Director of Policy, United Nations Foundation

 

Questions for discussion

  • Which policies most effectively mobilise all available resources – aid, taxation, domestic and international private finance, remittances and philanthropy – in an integrated manner in support of financing for sustainable development?
  • How could the TOSSD metric best be aligned with developing country information needs for developing their SDG financing strategies? How could a broader measurement framework better track support for global public goods and efforts to reduce economic, social/political and environmental vulnerabilities?
  • How could ECOSOC play an active role in developing TOSSD – to ensure it is as useful as possible for different international actors, monitoring processes and analytical thinking as the international community gears up for tracking broader resources financing the SDGs?

 

Événement organisé par la Ferdi, seule ou en collaboration

Table ronde sur le TOSSD: un cadre de mesure de suivi statistique des moyens mis en œuvre pour atteindre les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD)

Evénement parallèle organisé par l'OCDE, le Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères français et la Ferdi lors du Forum ECOSOC sur le financement du développement.
Table ronde sur le "total official support for sustainable development" : un cadre de mesure de suivi statistique des moyens mis en œuvre pour atteindre les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD)

Forum ECOSOC sur le financement du développement


Mercredi 24 mai 2017 • 18:30-20:00
UN HQ Conference room 7

Objectifs

  • Exploiter en faveur des stratégies de développement les synergies aux niveaux national et global afin de promouvoir des cadres efficaces et intégrés capables de mobiliser toutes les ressources disponibles - aide, ressources fiscales, financement privé national et international, transferts des migrants, et philanthropie - en appui au financement du développement durable.
  • Inciter la mobilisation des ressources au-delà de l'APD.  Une compréhension approfondie de la nature et du rôle potentiel futur du cadre de mesure TOSSD afin d’améliorer la disponibilité et la qualité des données et le suivi des moyens de mise en œuvre, y compris en appui aux biens publics mondiaux, et en réduisant les vulnérabilités économiques, sociales, politiques et environnementales.

Intervenants

Mr. Jorge Moreira da Silva, Directeur, Direction de la coopération pour le développement de l'OCDE

Mr. Philippe Orliange, Directeur, Agence Francaise de Developpement

S.E. l'Ambassadeur João Vale de Almeida, Union européenne

S.E. l'Ambassadeur Horacio Sevilla Borja, Aquateur 

S.E. l'Ambassadeur Masood Bin Momen, Bangladesh (Groupe PMA)

S.E. l'Ambassadeur Marie Chatardová, République Tchèque

S.E. l'Ambassadeur Michel Tommo Monthé, Cameroun

Ms. Shari Spiegel, Chef du Service de l'analyse et de l'élaboration des politiques, UN-DESA

Key Discustants :

Mr. Francois Legue, Conseiller, Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères, France

Mr. Matthieu Boussichas, Responsable de programme, Ferdi

Modérateur : Ms. Minh-Thu D. Pham, Directeur exécutif des politiques, Fondation des Nations Unies

Questions pour la discussion

  • Quelles politiques mobilisent le plus efficacement toutes les ressources disponibles - l'aide, la fiscalité, les financements privés nationaux et internationaux, les transferts des migrants et la philanthropie - d'une manière intégrée à l'appui du financement du développement durable?
  • Comment la mesure du TOSSD pourrait être alignée sur les besoins d'information des pays en développement pour développer leurs stratégies de financement des ODD? Comment un cadre de mesure plus large pourrait-il mieux suivre le soutien apporté aux biens publics mondiaux et les efforts pour réduire les vulnérabilités économiques, sociales, politiques et environnementales?
  • Comment l'ECOSOC pourrait jouer un rôle actif dans le développement du TOSSD - pour s'assurer qu'il soit le plus utile possible aux différents acteurs internationaux, dans les processus de suivi et la réflexion analytique alors que la communauté internationale se prépare à un suivi plus large des ressources qui financent les ODD?

 

Malaria and Developmental Impacts

Josselin Thuilliez, Research Professor at the CNRS and Fellow at Ferdi was a panelist at this workshop where he has presented a paper on this issue.

Despite decades of control efforts, malaria remains a life-threatening disease with pernicious effects on development. The NYU Africa House and the NYU College of Global Public Health have organised a panel discussion on “Malaria and Developmental Impacts” preceded by a presentation by Dr. Josselin Thuilliez on his paper “Disease and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership in Africa,” co-authored with Maria Kuecken and Marie-Anne Valfort. The discussion looked at malaria campaigns, microeconomic data, impacts on household human capital production, infant mortality rates and fertility, labor supply, educational attainment, and large-scale public health efforts to reduce disease in Africa.

Following the presentation, Professor Yesim Tozan moderated a panel discussion with Professors Jane Carlton, Chris Dickey, Yaw Nyarko, Gbenga Ogedegbe, and Josselin Thuilliez. 

Speakers and Panelists

  • Jane Carlton, Professor of Biology; Director, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
  • Chris Dickey, Clinical Associate Professor of Global Public Health; Director, Global Professional Studies and Entrepreneurship
  • Yaw Nyarko, Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED); Co-Director, Development Research Institute; Director, Africa House
  • Gbenga Ogedegbe, Vice Dean, CGPH; Professor of Population Health, School of Medicine
  • Josselin Thuilliez, Research Professor at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research); Co-Director, Department of Sustainable Development Economics, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne; and Visiting Fellow at Princeton University
  • Yesim Tozan, Clinical Associate Professor, CGPH (Moderator)

 

The Africa House website : http://www.nyuafricahouse.org

Le paludisme et ses impacts sur le développement

Josselin Thuilliez, Chercheur au CNRS et Fellow à la Ferdi a participé à cette rencontre où il était panéliste et a présenté un papier sur le sujet.

Malgré des décennies de lutte, le paludisme demeure une maladie potentiellement mortelle avec des effets pernicieux sur le développement. La maison de l'Afrique (Africa House) de l'Université de New-York et le Collège de la santé publique mondiale de l'Université de New-York ont organisé un atelier d'échanges sur le thème du paludisme et ses impacts sur le développement. Cette discussion était précédée d'une présentation par le professeur Josselin Thuilliez de son papier “Disease and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership in Africa,” qu'il a co-écrit avec  Maria Kuecken and Marie-Anne Valfort.

La discussion a porté sur les campagnes d'information contre le paludisme, sur les données microéconomiques, sur l'impact du paludisme sur les taux de mortalité infantile et la fécondité, sur l'offre de main d'oeuvre, sur les résultats scolaires, et sur les efforts en matière de santé publique pour réduire la maladie en Afrique.

Après la présentation du professeur Josselin Thuiliez, le professeur Yesim Tozan a modéré la discussion avec les professeurs Jane Carlton, Chris Dickey, Yaw Nyarko, Gbenga Ogedegbe, et Josselin Thuilliez. 

Intervenants

  • Jane Carlton, Professor of Biology; Director, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
  • Chris Dickey, Clinical Associate Professor of Global Public Health; Director, Global Professional Studies and Entrepreneurship
  • Yaw Nyarko, Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED); Co-Director, Development Research Institute; Director, Africa House
  • Gbenga Ogedegbe, Vice Dean, CGPH; Professor of Population Health, School of Medicine
  • Josselin Thuilliez, Research Professor at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research); Co-Director, Department of Sustainable Development Economics, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne; and Visiting Fellow at Princeton University
  • Yesim Tozan, Clinical Associate Professor, CGPH (Moderator)

 

Site internet de la Maison de l'Afrique : http://www.nyuafricahouse.org

High-Level Meeting on ending aids

United Nations General Assembly. Patrick Guillaumont introduced the side-event on financing vulnerabilities.

The 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS will focus the world’s attention on the importance of a Fast-Track approach to the AIDS response over the next five years. The UNAIDS Fast-Track approach aims to achieve ambitious targets by 2020, including:

  • Fewer than 500 000 people newly infected with HIV.
  • Fewer than 500 000 people dying from AIDS-related causes.
  • Elimination of HIV-related discrimination.

Patrick Guillaumont, President of the Ferdi, is taking part in the side-event Financing Vulnerability .

Side-event : Financing vulnerabilities

Tuesday, 7 June

18:00–19:30

Venue: UN Conference Room 3

Rising inequalities and the lack of access to livelihood and development opportunities as well as social and health services for the most marginalized and poor people are urgent issues. These are particularly acute in the global context of rapid and uneven economic growth, inequitable development and rising standards of living for a few in developing countries. Addressing such inequalities is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations Member States in September 2015.

The AIDS response has achieved much success in ensuring access to treatment and reductions in new HIV infections globally, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized people. Yet much work remains to be done; millions of people are being left behind. The challenges posed by the AIDS epidemic today highlight the need to place people who are being left behind at the centre of development efforts. There is an immediate need for increased and front-loaded financing to tackle the HIV epidemic. Today, millions of people are not able to access services, resulting in unnecessary death and disability; 19 million people do not know their HIV status. A treatment crisis is looming. Increased and efficient investments are a critical part of the solution.

In this context, the side event on financing vulnerabilities will explore mechanisms to ensure that fragile communities are at the centre of the global public health agenda, and their health secured, at a time when new epidemics and health threats threaten to further increase the vulnerability of low- and middle-income countries and their people. The side event will explore social and economic risks of the people who are most vulnerable and will call for new commitments and innovations to meet their needs.

MODERATOR
Luiz Loures, ASG, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS (Brazil)
 
CHAIR OPENING REMARKS
Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President, UNAIDS Champion for an AIDS Free Generation (Nigeria)
 

SETTING THE SCENE

Patrick Guillaumont, President of the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (France)

 

 

 

PANEL

Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (New Zealand)

Antonio Patriota,  Ambassador of Brazil to the United Nations, New York (Brazil)

Dorcas Makgato, Minister of Health (Botswana)

Javier Bellocq, International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Argentina)

Philippe Meunier, Global AIDS Ambassador (France)

Focal point: Anne-Claire Guichard, guicharda@unaids.org

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Réunion de haut niveau sur la fin du sida

Assemblée générale des Nations Unies. Patrick Guillaumont a introduit le panel sur le financement des vulnérabilités.

La Réunion de haut niveau 2016 sur la fin du sida va attirer l’attention du monde entier sur l’importance d’une stratégie d’accélération de la riposte au sida au cours des cinq prochaines années. La stratégie Accélérer de l’ONUSIDA a pour but d’atteindre des objectifs ambitieux d’ici 2020, à savoir :

  • Moins de 500 000 personnes nouvellement infectées par le VIH.
  • Moins de 500 000 décès de causes liées au sida.
  • Élimination de la discrimination liée au VIH.

Patrick Guillaumont, Président de la Ferdi, participe au side event Financing Vulnerability .

Side-event : Financing vulnerabilities

Tuesday, 7 June

18:00–19:30

Venue: UN Conference Room 3

Rising inequalities and the lack of access to livelihood and development opportunities as well as social and health services for the most marginalized and poor people are urgent issues. These are particularly acute in the global context of rapid and uneven economic growth, inequitable development and rising standards of living for a few in developing countries. Addressing such inequalities is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations Member States in September 2015.

The AIDS response has achieved much success in ensuring access to treatment and reductions in new HIV infections globally, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized people. Yet much work remains to be done; millions of people are being left behind. The challenges posed by the AIDS epidemic today highlight the need to place people who are being left behind at the centre of development efforts. There is an immediate need for increased and front-loaded financing to tackle the HIV epidemic. Today, millions of people are not able to access services, resulting in unnecessary death and disability; 19 million people do not know their HIV status. A treatment crisis is looming. Increased and efficient investments are a critical part of the solution.

In this context, the side event on financing vulnerabilities will explore mechanisms to ensure that fragile communities are at the centre of the global public health agenda, and their health secured, at a time when new epidemics and health threats threaten to further increase the vulnerability of low- and middle-income countries and their people. The side event will explore social and economic risks of the people who are most vulnerable and will call for new commitments and innovations to meet their needs.

MODERATOR
Luiz Loures, ASG, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS (Brazil)
 
CHAIR OPENING REMARKS
Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President, UNAIDS Champion for an AIDS Free Generation (Nigeria)
 

SETTING THE SCENE

Patrick Guillaumont, President of the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (France)

 
 
 
 
 
PANEL

Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (New Zealand)

Antonio Patriota,  Ambassador of Brazil to the United Nations, New York (Brazil)

Dorcas Makgato, Minister of Health (Botswana)

Javier Bellocq, International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Argentina)

Philippe Meunier, Global AIDS Ambassador (France)

Focal point: Anne-Claire Guichard, guicharda@unaids.org

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Événement organisé par la Ferdi, seule ou en collaboration

ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development Follow Up

A side event on Mobilising resources was held by Ferdi, the Permanent Mission of Denmark and OECD

The inaugural ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up was held from 18 to 20 April 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The theme of the ECOSOC Forum was “Financing for sustainable development: follow-up to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.” According to its mandate, the Forum addressed the follow-up and review of the Financing for Development outcomes and the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ferdi, the Permanent Mission of Denmark and OECD organised a side-event :

Mobilising more and better resources in support of Financing for development and reduction of vulnerabilities
  • Date: 19 April 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: CR-8 (Conference Room 8, General Assembly Building 1B)

Organisation:

Organised by Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Permanent Mission of Denmark and the Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (Ferdi)

Summary:

In July 2015, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) was endorsed. It provides a new global framework for financing sustainable development. This ambitious agenda aims to align all financing flows and policies with the vision outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Universal in nature, the AAAA charts a path to strengthen the means of implementation and reinforce the global partnership to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Official Development Assistance (ODA) reached an all-time high of USD 137.2 billion in 2014, and will remain a crucial pillar of development finance, particularly for countries most in need. However, aid alone is no longer sufficient to tackle the most pressing development challenges requiring trillions of dollars annually to ensure that no one is left behind. To reach the ambitious AAAA, sustainability must be researched in its dimensions (economic, social). This involves that corresponding vulnerabilities be tackled by relevant and tailored funding instruments and means of implementation. The AAAA thus calls for the measuring, monitoring and mobilization of all available resources including and beyond aid - taxes, private investment (FDI), philanthropy and remittances in support of the 2030 Agenda.

The international development agenda calls for a change of mind-set where old formats and concepts are revised. Funds should be pooled according to their purpose and not their source, with effectiveness and coherence as guiding principles. Rules and standards are needed to ensure that the private sector has a positive impact on development. The call for the development of a new comprehensive measurement framework, Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD), to complement and not replace ODA, aims to respond to the need for a global GPS on progress toward financing the SDGs in developing countries.

To rise to the challenge of the 2030 Agenda, it will be crucial to strengthen the ties between existing open, inclusive and transparent platforms to strengthen peer learning and exchange of experience to ensure that we are collectively on track and that our financing strategies leave no-one behind.

External links :

Addis Ababa Action Agenda (un.org)

Countries reach historic agreement to generate financing for new sustainable development agenda (un.org)

The global picture of Official Development Assistance (oecd.org).

Further reading :

The new international development agenda, with global public goods featuring prominently, is setting a course for universal sustainable development. Achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require the mobilisation and allocation of a huge amount of public and private resources. This book examines how finance can help to ensure the sustainability of development by taking into account the various types of vulnerabilities faced by developing countries.

Studying the link between vulnerability and development finance entails tackling many complex and controversial issues. These issues are addressed here by over 40 authors, selected from amongst the leading international experts from the North and South, each of whom contributes on a specific topic in an original and independent way.

Structured around the three dimensions of sustainability – economic, social and environmental– this collection of complementary contributions outlines how new development finance can help to tackle vulnerabilities and thus promote sustainability. The book highlights the role of new types of finance, as well as the continuing relevance of public development assistance for the poorest and most vulnerable countries. It emphasises the need for differentiated funding mechanisms according to the characteristics of the recipient countries and the challenges they face.


The book is edited by Patrick Guillaumont, President of Ferdi and Emeritus Professor at the University of Auvergne, and Matthieu Boussichas, Program Manager for Ferdi on aid, development financing, and post-2015 agenda.

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Moderator:

· Mr. Mario Pezzini, Director, Development Centre and Acting Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD

High-Level Participants:

· Mr. Mahmoud Moheildin, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships, World Bank Group

· H.E. Mr. Martin Bille Hermann, State Secretary for Development Policy, Denmark

· H.E. Mr. Ato Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia

· Mr. Wade Warren, Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), USAID

· Désiré Vencatachellum, Director of the Resource Mobilization and External Finance Department, African Development Bank

· Ms. Erica Gerretsen, Head of Unit for Financing and Effectiveness, European Commission

· Mr. Patrick Guillaumont, President, Ferdi

 

Mobilising more and better resources in support of financing for sustainable development and reducing vulnerabilities - remarks by Patrick Guillaumont :