Financing for Development

19 11, 2017

High-level Conference in Qatar concludes with “Doha Messages” on financing sustainable development

2017-11-19T19:22:25+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

The High-level Conference on Financing for Development and the Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was organized by the State of Qatar in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, concluded Sunday night. After two days of stimulating discussions, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social [...]

18 11, 2017

High-level conference in Qatar discusses link between Financing for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-20T20:19:51+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Financing for Development, Press material|

Press release 18 November 2017  Ministers, high-level government officials, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia have convened in Qatar this weekend to discuss how to advance national and international efforts to promote financing for sustainable development. The State of Qatar, with support from the United Nations [...]

17 11, 2017

Setting the stage: High-level Conference in Qatar to jump-start 2018 discussions on financing for the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-21T18:23:43+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

Ministers, high-level government officials, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia are heading to Doha (Qatar) for the High-level Conference on Financing for Development and the Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (18-19 November). Hosted by the State of Qatar, with support from [...]

24 05, 2017

Countries agree on measures to accelerate resource mobilization to quicken implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and achieve the SDGs

2017-11-16T15:36:15+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

New York, 23 May—Responding to a challenging global environment, marked by difficult macroeconomic conditions as well as humanitarian crises and conflicts, the 193 United Nations members states today agreed on a series of measures to ensure the full and timely implementation of the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda to finance development and support the Sustainable [...]

22 05, 2017

Launch of the “Financing for Development: Progress and Prospects” Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2017

2017-11-16T15:36:20+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

New York, 22 May–Continued slow global economic growth is likely to leave about 6.5 per cent of the world population extremely poor in 2030 without national actions supported by international cooperation, according to a new report issued by the United Nations today. A continuation of the status quo would severely hamper efforts to achieve the [...]

1 02, 2017

Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:38:11+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Partnerships|

Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a UN-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects.

19 01, 2017

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

2017-11-16T15:38:16+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Climate change, Economic growth, Financing for Development, News, Secretary-General|

The Secretary-General said he was particularly interested in the “alignment of the core business of the private sector with the strategic goals of the international community.”

10 10, 2016

UN, private sector to create platform for financing SDGs

2017-11-16T15:40:33+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Financing for Development, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

"This global initiative can support the identification and piloting of innovative finance instruments that can drive investment and support well thought-out SDG interventions," Ban Ki-moon said.

19 09, 2016

At Forum, Ban stresses key role of business in securing way forward on SDGs

2016-09-21T19:21:35+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Financing for Development, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

“Solutions will involve everything from regulation to disruptive innovation – and everyone from world leaders and chief executives, to educators, activists and citizens,” Mr. Ban said.