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Financing for Development Conference, Norway co-organises side-event for health

Last updated: 08.07.2015 // July 13-16 Heads of States and Governments as well as Ministers from around the world gathered in Addis Abeba for the third Financing for Development Conference.

UPDATE: The Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa took place amidst great attention world-wide. On their website the UN writes that “The successful outcome gave important positive momentum to the last stretch of negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda (…).” Since then, a final draft of the Sustainable Development Goals was agreed upon by the UN General Assembly (to be adopted at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York in September). You can view the outcome document here.

At the side-event on health, it was announced that “$12 billion in domestic and international, private and public funding had already been aligned to country-led five-year investment plans for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in the four GFF front-runner countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.” Moreover, Norway announced a commitment of USD 600 million to the World Bank Group-managed GFF Trust Fund. Read more about the outcome of the event, as well as full remarks by the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and others, here.

The original article continues below.


At the conference, Norway will co-organise a side event on health with a focus on “investing in every woman, child and adolescent to survive and thrive by 2030”. At this event, the UN Secretary General will formally launch the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child – a partnership-based financing mechanism and potential pathfinder for post-2015 financing.

The GFF aims to accelerate efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths, as well as to improve the health and quality of life of women, adolescents and children. Norway has committed NOK 3 billion to GFF for the period 2016-2020

While the conference will showcase innovate and transformative financing approaches aimed at contributing to the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents Health in particular, it will also showcase such approaches aimed at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in general. The SDGs overtake the Millennium Development Goals, which expires this year, as the proposed targets for international development for the next 15 years.

You can read more about the side event on health here and sign up for the meeting by clicking on the flyer below.

You can read more about the overall Financing for Development Conference here. 

In addition to the event on health, Norway also co-organises an event on education. See The Investment Case for Education.

Flyer for the side-event on woman, adolescent and child health in Addis Abeba 13-16 July 2015

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