Means of Implementation

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The notion of ‘Means of implementation’ (MOI) – as defined by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) on Financing for Development, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development-  describes the interdependent mix of financial resources, technology development and transfer, capacity‐building, inclusive and equitable globalization and trade, regional integration, and the enabling environment required to implement the 2030 Agenda.

WHAT we offer


UN DESA is mandated to assess the implementation of the international agreements on Financing for Development, including the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), and the means of implementation (MOI) contained in the 2030 Agenda. The Department also coordinates the work of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Financing for Development, tasked to assess the state of sustainable finance; the annual Investment Fair, supporting dialogue among government and private sector representatives on investment capacity and impact on SDG implementation and mobilization of sustainable investment; the Tax Committeefostering international tax cooperation; the Committee on Development Policy on LDC graduation, advising the ECOSOC on issues related to smooth graduation from LDC status; the UN Forum on Forests, promoting sustainable management and financing of all types of forests; and the implementation of the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2030.

Drawing on the work of these bodies, UN DESA develops knowledge resources, tools and methodologies to assists governments, UN resident coordinators and UN country teams to secure the MOI for the SDGs through domestic resource mobilization, including taxation, and the use of various kind of international support measures and mechanisms in the areas of trade, finance and forest.

HOW -Delivery Modalities and Resources


UN DESA supports governments, UN resident coordinators and UN country teams to build national capacities to secure MOI by leveraging domestic and international  financingpartnerships for the SDGs, and international support measures for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) through various modalities, including knowledge dissemination, technical advisory services and capacity building support.