The Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) is the principal platform for global policy dialogue on development cooperation, open to all Member States and engaging all stakeholders.
The 2018 DCF will address the theme, “The strategic role of development cooperation in achieving the 2030 Agenda: building sustainable and inclusive societies.”
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Convened by ECOSOC, the DCF will generate key messages and concrete policy guidance on development cooperation, in the context of the global sustainable development agenda.
This will inform UN-led intergovernmental processes: the Financing for Development follow-up process towards implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda; and the High-level Political Forum’s review of progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The DCF Secretariat in UNDESA supports the two-year DCF preparatory process of analytical work and outreach, high-level preparatory symposiums, expert meetings and other events.
On an ongoing basis, the President of ECOSOC, Member States, Secretariat, other key stakeholders work to promote the messages and recommendations generated in the Forum’s discussions at global, regional, country and local levels.
Analytical work for the DCF, produced on the Forum’s themes and topics, is widely disseminated for use in all relevant UN inter-governmental processes and beyond. This includes the: