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The Fourth International Conference on Financing for Development will be held in 2025 to identify obstacles and constraints encountered in achieving the SDGs, as well as actions and initiatives to overcome these constraints.

The conference will address new and emerging issues, and the urgent need to fully implement the 2030 Agenda to support reform of the international financial architecture.

GA Resolution 78/231 on 22 December 2023


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General Assembly resolution 78/231 also decides to establish an intergovernmental Preparatory Committee to make the organizational, procedural and substantive preparations for the Conference, with a Bureau consisting of three members from each regional group.

The Committee held its one-day organizational session on 23 February 2024 at UN headquarters in New York.

At the session, the Preparatory Committee elected H.E Mr. Zéphyrin Maniratanga, Permanent Representative of Burundi to the UN and H.E. Ms. Ana Paula Zacarias, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the UN, as the Co-Chairs of the Committee.

Read: Signed Fundraising Letter and Invitation Letter from the Co-Chairs

The Vice-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee elected from each regional group were:

  • African States: South Africa and Zambia.
  • Asia-Pacific States: Islamic Republic of Iran, Nepal and Pakistan. China will also serve as a Vice-Chair on a rotational basis with the other elected Asia-Pacific States.  
  • Eastern European States: Poland and the Russian Federation.
  • Latin American and Caribbean States: Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
  • Western European and other States: Canada and Norway.

The Committee also adopted the annotated provisional agenda of its work and a draft decision on further modalities of the Conference during the organizational session. The report of the organizational session is forthcoming.

Subsequent sessions of the Preparatory Committee will be held as follows:

A one-day intersessional multi-stakeholder hearing will be convened in New York in October 2024 as part of the preparatory process for the Conference.