Financing for Development

2405, 2017

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

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 […]

2205, 2017

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

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 Sustainable […]

102, 2017

Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development

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.

1901, 2017

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

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.”

912, 2016

Transport pivotal to Asia and the Pacific’s sustainability

December 9th, 2016|Cities, Financing for Development, Health, News|

Further deepening Asian transport connectivity requires that we ensure that regional connectivity is seamless.

1010, 2016

UN, private sector to create platform for financing SDGs

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.

1909, 2016

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

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.

1605, 2016

Governments Enter New Era of Collaboration on Climate Change

May 16th, 2016|Climate change, Financing for Development, News, Press material|

Speaking at the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (16 to 26 May), the UN’s top climate change official Christiana Figueres said that following the successful conclusion of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement in Paris last year, governments are leaving behind the phase of negotiations and entering a new era of collaboration.

1205, 2016

Launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2016 Report

May 12th, 2016|Economic growth, Financing for Development, News, Press material|

Economic activity in the world economy remains lacklustre, with little prospect for a turnaround in 2016, says the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2016 report, launched today.

1804, 2016

UN urges ‘tangible actions’ to finance sustainable development

April 18th, 2016|Financing for Development, News|

Opening the inaugural session of the Forum on Financing for Development Follow-up, Mr. Ban said that the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, together with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, are “triumphs of multilateralism.”