Event: Financing for sustainable development: Can the international financial system make the leap?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Nov 23, 2013

RightingFinance, CIDSE, Global Policy Forum and Third World Network co-organize a side-event in the occasion of the 6th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations.



Date: 9th of December 2013


Time: 6.15 pm – 7.30 pm


Venue: Conference Room A in the Conference Building (UN Headquarters at 46th St. and 1st Av.)


The Rio + 20 Conference reaffirmed the three pillars of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. As governments try to address the challenge of financing sustainable development that makes justice to all three dimensions, they will have to do so relying on an international financial and trading system that to a great extent predates such commitments and did not evolve in light of the need to serve them. Additionally, in a world where the exponential growth of finance has led to a finance-driven economy, the agenda will need to subordinate finance to a real economy with human rights at the center.



This side-event will discuss whether and to what extent the current international financial, monetary and trading systems are equipped to make this leap, and what needs to happen in the agreement on the post-2015 development agenda to support the enabling of such transition.



H.E. Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Deputy Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN
Dr. Yanuar Nugroho, Director & Special Adviser to the Head President's Delivery Unit,
Development Monitoring & Oversight, Republic of Indonesia
Ms. Linah Shimi, Deputy Head of Office "Official Development Assistance and Multilateral Development Institutions", Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, DG Treasury, France
Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum
Nerea Craviotto, AWID
Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern