Joint Event by GA and ECOSOC Presidents

18 June 2021



In preparation for the LDC5 Conference, and pursuant to GA resolution 74/232 B of 11 August 2020, the Presidents of the GA and ECOSOC held a joint thematic event on Friday, 18 June 2021, under the theme “Diversifying the Financing Toolbox to Enhance Investment in Least Developed Countries”.



The joint event offered a unique platform to advance the following objectives and build common ground on:

  • Strengthening national and global financing mechanisms to ensure a smart and modern risk-informed and resilient financing toolbox for LDCs aiming at accelerated implementation of the SDGs, while building back better from the pandemic and resilience against future crises.
  • Engagement with various stakeholders including governments, IFIs, private sector, foundations and other stakeholders in addressing the new and emerging challenges and seizing the opportunities offered by innovative financing for SDGs.
  • Promoting investment in sustainable infrastructure as a tool to foster growth, address inequality and build resilience against shocks.