We are at day one of the official FfD3 conference. A very timely moment to kick off with a discussion that is ultimately about nothing less than addressing systemic issues that underpin poverty, inequalities, asymmetries and mal-distribution of power and resources in the global political economy.
Removing global obstacles to development, setting the right priorities, policies and rules for financing the Post 2015 Development Agenda – and – allowing for the full implementation of other internationally agreed development agendas is what is needed. Including those critical for women’s rights such as the Beijing Platform for Action and the Cairo Programme of Action.
The draft Addis Action Agenda however does not move forward in this regard as required, – rather the contrary. The integrity of the Financing for Development agenda is at risk.