This statement has been developed on the basis of the policy positions put forward by the Doha NGO Group on Financing for Development at the International Review Conference on Financing for Development, civil society statements made at the ECOSOC panel discussion on “Civil Society Perspectives on the Financing for Development Agenda” (April 20, 2009) and the Civil Society Forum (April 26, 2009).
Coupled with it is the statement of the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development. Each of these organizations is a collaboration of a number of international civil society organizations and networks. We also note that a number of these organizations have just participated in consultations related to the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
More information on the 27 April 2009 High-level Meeting of ECOSOC can be found at http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/ecosoc/springmeetings/2009/index.htm