The President of ECOSOC will convene a high-level informal virtual meeting of the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development at 10 am on 23 April to advance bold and concerted global action to address the immediate socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 and finance a quick, inclusive and resilient recovery.
The FfD Forum, now in its fifth year, is a global platform for policy and action to finance the SDGs, convening Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development and Central Bank Governors, along with the heads of UN agencies, the World Bank and the IMF. The Forum has universal participation of 193 UN member states and permanent observers. The Forum’s outcome document contains policies and commitments to finance the SDGs, taking into account the trends and progress in development finance outlined in the latest Financing for Sustainable Development Report.
President of ECOSOC Mona Juul
UN Secretary–General António Guterres
UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board Chair, GAVI
Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Board Chair, Action Aid International (download statement)
Mr. Jay Collins, Vice Chairman, Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory, Citigroup (download statement)
WHEN: 10:00 A.M., 23 April 2020
WHERE: See the recording here.
Read the summary of the meeting here.
For any questions, please contact the Financing for Sustainable Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.