Briefing Paper

From Addis Ababa to Paris: Understanding the Complexities of a Negotiated Global Development Agenda

It is imperative for practitioners and non practitioners alike to familiarize themselves with the growing complexities of international diplomacy and negotiations. Especially with 2015 being widely considered a crucial year for international negotiations. Starting from the Financing for Development negotiations in Addis Ababa, the Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted in New York, the World Trade Organization Ministerial meeting in Nairobi, to the Conference of the Parties (COP21) negotiations in Paris, these will all have a lasting impact on the aspirations of millions of people across the world. This policy brief takes one through the complexities of international negotiations.