Doha Follow Up Declaration on Financing for Development, Doha, Qatar, 29 November-2 December 2008

Sectors : International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Sustainable development, Human Rights, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Women's rights, Climate change - general, Conflict resources, Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2008
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Commitments in: Development partnerships - International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions

“We, Heads of State and Government and High Representatives... reiterate our resolve to take concrete action to implement the Monterrey Consensus and address the challenges of financing for development in the spirit of global partnership and solidarity. We once again commit ourselves to eradicate poverty, achieve sustained economic growth and promote sustainable development as we advance to a fully inclusive and equitable global economic system.
2. We reaffirm the Monterrey...and recognize that mobilizing financial resources for development and the effective use of all those resources are central to the global partnership for sustainable development...including the Millennium Development Goals. We also reaffirm the importance of freedom, peace and security, respect for all human rights, including the right to development, the rule of law, gender equality and an overall commitment to just and democratic societies for development, as spelled out in the Monterrey Consensus. We reiterate that each country has primary responsibility for its own economic and social development and that the role of national policies, domestic resources and development strategies cannot be overemphasized.”

Scope: 
International

“We commit ourselves to reinvigorating the global partnership for development in order to effectively address the full range of financing for development challenges facing the world today. We recognize that multiple financing for development challenges and opportunities have emerged since the Monterrey Conference, including the impact of the financial crisis, additional costs of climate change mitigation and adaptation and damage to the Earth’s environment, price volatility in international markets of key commodities, expanding economic cooperation and the growing needs for reconstruction and development of postconflict countries. We reaffirm our resolve to take concerted global action to address all these areas while consistently furthering economic and human development for all.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

“The spectre of terrorism continues to haunt us and is on the rise. This has serious implications for economic development and social cohesion, apart from its horrific human misery. We resolve to act together stronger than ever to address terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”

Scope: 
International

“While the pursuit of economic resilience is important for all countries, it requires constant and more concerted efforts in small and vulnerable economies...In development cooperation policies, we will pay special attention to the efforts and specific needs of Africa, the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States. Similarly, special and sustained attention is needed to support post-conflict countries in their rebuilding and development efforts.”

Scope: 
International

“We will step up our efforts to assist countries in accessing financing for development in the post-conflict context. In this regard, we welcome the valuable work of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and the Peacebuilding Fund, as well as commitments outlined in the Accra Agenda for Action.”

Scope: 
International