• Round Table: Financing for Development - role of EU Member States

Round Table: Financing for Development - role of EU Member States

11 June 2015 to 12 June 2015

Riga, Latvia

The 1st International Policy Makers Round Table of the Media4Development programme will be held in Riga, Latvia.  

2015 sees the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) to the Sustainable Development Goals. This is the time for development cooperation to analyze progress and results achieved within the MGDsframework, and most importantly, this is the time to make plans for a sustainable future and how to get there.

Moreover, 2015 is the European Year for Development when all around Europe people will be informed about the results achieved by the EU and its Member States, engaged in critical discussions and development activities. From July 13 to 16, 2015, the third International Conference on Financing for Development will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference will agree upon the financing and implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. Can we afford sustainable development and who should pay forit and through which revenue streams? Key issues are continued support to increased ODA and efficient development cooperation as well as how to bring in public and private green investments and lessen environmentally and socially harmful economic practices.

Riga international Roundtable is organized to find answers to those questions at national and international level through bringing together policymakers,media representatives, civilsociety and private sector activists, academics and educatorsfrom Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland and UK.

Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic of Latvia, K.Valdemara iela 3, Riga, Latvia

This is a closed, invitation only event.  However, BAAG will report on it's outcomes in future News updates and add relevant documents to its Resources page.