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 [...]
High-level conference in Qatar discusses link between Financing for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals
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 [...]
Setting the stage: High-level Conference in Qatar to jump-start 2018 discussions on financing for the Sustainable Development Goals
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 [...]
Countries agree on measures to accelerate resource mobilization to quicken implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and achieve the SDGs
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 [...]
Launch of the “Financing for Development: Progress and Prospects” Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2017
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 [...]
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.
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.”
Further deepening Asian transport connectivity requires that we ensure that regional connectivity is seamless.
"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.
“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.