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The Big Three

2015 will become famous in UN history for three big events: the Financing for Development (FfD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July, the approval of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September, and the Climate Change conference (UNFCCC, or UN Framework Convention for Climate Change) in Paris in December.  All these events are linked together: the SDGs are meant to drive the global agenda for the next few decades, but they can’t be achieved without financing, and they are rendered meaningless if climate change is allowed to proceed unchecked.  Watch for news about these three events in your country, and in this Update.