2023 Development Cooperation Forum, 14-15 March 2023

March 1, 2023
  • When: 14-15 March 2023, 10AM – 6PM
  • Where: ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York

Organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the 2023 Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) take place on 14 and 15 March 2023 at the ECOSOC Chamber at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Background and objectives

The Forum will emphasize the human dimension of development cooperation, focusing on the lives and livelihoods of people that development cooperation is meant to serve.   It will spotlight the distinctive role that risk-informed development cooperation plays in building the resilience of the most vulnerable, including through strengthened support to social protection, climate adaptation and digital transformation. As such, it will put in place a firm foundation for collective policy actions in 2023 at the FFD Forum, High-level Political Forum, the SDG Summit and the High-level Dialogue on FFD. Specifically, the DCF will foster better understanding and concrete opportunities to:

  • identify and assess growing, multi-faceted vulnerabilities amidst the evolving risk landscape;
  • strengthen development cooperation in priority areas targeting multi-dimensional vulnerabilities, such as climate change adaptation, digital transformation and universal social protection;
  • empower local governments and communities at the forefront of multiple crises to play a bigger role in development cooperation; and
  • strategize on how development cooperation gains can be sustained in the long-term.

As the principal analytical input into the 2023 DCF, the Report of the Secretary-General will support these discussions with research and analysis of the latest trends, progress and challenges; fresh data from the 2022 DCF survey exercise and study; and insights from DCF policy dialogue and peer learning events.