The 21-24 April joint Post-2015 Development Agenda and Financing for Development negotiations took place at UN Headquarters in Conference Room 1. This negotiating session referred to a "Background Note on Possible arrangements for a Technology Facilitation Mechanism and other science, technology and innovation issues" produced by UN DESA. The programme, relevant documentation, and list of side events for the March negotiating session are available here. On Thursday, 23 April, an interactive dialogue with Major Groups and other stakeholders was held from 10:00am-1:00pm in Conference Room 1. Following an open call for applications facilitated by UN-NGLS and DESA-DSD, the April Stakeholder Steering Committee selected 27 speakers for the dialogue. The programme for this dialogue is available here. The webcast of this event can be viewed here. Member State respondents included:
- H.E. Ambassador Michael Gerber, Head of Delegation and Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development for the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations
- Mr. Olivier Brochenin, Head of Development Policy Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France
- H.E. Ambassador Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations
- H.E. Ambassador Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the United Nations
- H.E. Ms. Kajsa Olofsgaard, Post-2015 Ambassador for the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations
- H.E. Ambassador Michael Grant, Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations
- H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations
- H.E. Ambassador Vladimir Drobnjak, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations
- H.E. Ambassador Gonzalo Koncke, Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations
- H.E. Ambassador Hiroshi Minami, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
- Mr. Anthony Pipa, Special Coordinator for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations
- H.E. Ambassador HAHN Choong-hee, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations
Similar to the previous negotiation sessions, a total of 12 seats with microphones will be allocated for the use by stakeholders on a rotational basis in the Conference Room 1. Additional seating for representatives of stakeholders will be available in the balcony area of the Conference Room 1. Please note that seating in the balcony area is very limited and available on a first come first served basis.
Daily caucus meeting rooms are available for use by stakeholders. Please note it is not the same room for all day; refer to the schedule for daily location. The room is available Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00pm. It can be reserved for use through the following link: http://tinyurl.com/April-Room-Reserve
Daily coordination meetings for stakeholders Tuesday-Friday 8:30-9:30am
All stakeholders are welcome to join daily caucusing meetings on Tuesday-Friday from 8:30-9:30 am in Conference Room 6 in the UN Conference Building.
> On Tuesday, 21 April, at 9:00 am, Mr. Daniel Platz of the Financing for Development Office will brief the group on the FFD process.
> On Wednesday, 22 April, Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director of the UN DESA Division for Sustainable Development will brief stakeholders on the Post-2015 IGN process.
> On Thursday, 23 April at 9:00am, Mr. Charles Arden-Clarke, Acting Head of the 10YFP Secretariat, Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry, Division of Technology Industry and Economics, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will provide a briefing on convergence points between Sustainable Consumption and Production, MOI, Partnerships and FfD.
Daily meetings for stakeholders Tuesday-Friday 6:30-7:30pm, convened by FfD civil society, open to all
Each evening there will be coordination meetings in Conference Room 13 from 6:30-7:30pm led by civil society organizations that have been engaging in the FfD process.