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Doha Financing for Development Conference Calls for Greater Development Financing Despite Economic Crisis

January 14th, 2009

Seamus Finn, OMI and Sr. Zelia Cordeiro SSPS of VIVAT International at the Doha Conference

Seamus Finn, OMI and Sr. Zelia Cordeiro SSPS of VIVAT International at the Doha Conference

The Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus was held in Doha, Qatar, on 29 November – 2 December 2008. The Conference adopted the Doha Declaration on Financing for Development with three key messages:

  1. strong commitment by developed countries to maintain their ODA targets irrespective of the current financial crisis;
  2. recognition that the United Nations has a vital role to play in addressing new challenges and emerging issues in financing for development; and
  3. decision to hold a UN Conference at the highest level on the impact of the current financial and economic crisis on development.

Learn more in this summary of the Doha Conference from the NGLS and FFD Secretariats…

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