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Information on the fourth international conference on financing for development 2025

In resolution  78/231  of 22 December 2023 the General Assembly has decided: “to convene, in 2025, a fourth international conference on financing for development to, inter alia, Assess the progress made in the implementation of the  Monterrey Consensus , the  Doha Declaration   and the  Addis Ababa Action Agenda , identifying obstacles and constraints encountered in the achievement of the goals and objectives agreed therein, as well as actions and initiatives to overcome these constraints Address new and emerging issues, including in the context of the urgent need to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and to support reform of the international financial architecture.” Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee The General Assembly resolution 78/231 decided to establish an intergovernmental preparatory committee to make the organizational, procedural and substantive preparations for the Conference, with a Bureau consist

The World Economic Forums - Global Risks Report - a must read

This is reproduced from the World Economic Forum launch page The Global Risks Report ( downloadable from here ) explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade, against a backdrop of rapid technological change, economic uncertainty, a warming planet and conflict. As cooperation comes under pressure, weakened economies and societies may only require the smallest shock to edge past the tipping point of resilience. A deteriorating global outlook Looking back at the events of 2023, plenty of developments captured the attention of people around the world – while others received minimal scrutiny. Vulnerable populations grappled with lethal conflicts, from Sudan to Gaza and Israel, alongside record-breaking heat conditions, drought, wildfires and flooding. Societal discontent was palpable in many countries, with news cycles dominated by polarization, violent protests, riots and strikes. Although globally destabilizing consequences – such as those seen at the initia