MEDIA ADVISORY: SDG Financing Lab

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

High-Level SDG Action Event: SDG Financing Lab – How to finance the SDGs

 

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13 April 2017 — As part of his series of SDG Action Events to push for momentum on SDG implementation across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will convene a high-level SDG Financing Lab at UNHQ New York, on 18 April 2017, from 10am to 5pm.

This one-day event, organized in collaboration with the UN Environment Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, will highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, including climate action. It will focus on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets with sustainable development, as well as showcase concrete ways in which Member States can approach the financing of different SDGs.

This SDG Action Event will comprise an opening ceremony, to be followed by a panel discussion that will set the scene for thinking and action around SDG financing. The morning will conclude with a high-level intergovernmental plenary debate. In the afternoon, three parallel workshops – on Building an inclusive and peaceful future where no one is left behind; Fostering economic growth and development, and tackling inequality; and Protecting our world in the present and the future — will showcase concrete approaches to financing specific groups of SDGs. A summary of the takeaways from each Workshop will be discussed in a final plenary session, which will be followed by a short closing segment.

The SDG Financing Lab is open to all Member States, as well as accredited civil society and private sector organizations. Public and private financial sector actors have also be invited. Speakers will include government officials, UN system representatives, CEOs, investors, international organizations, as well as representatives from civil society and academia.

 

 

WHAT         High-Level SDG Action Event: SDG Financing Lab

 

WHO          H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson | President of the United Nations General Assembly

                     H.E. Ms. Amina Mohammed | Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin | Senior Vice President for Partnerships, UN Relations and the 2030 Agenda, World Bank Group

 

WHEN        Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm

 

WHERE      Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York (Opening, Panel and Plenary)

Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters, New York (Workshop 1)

Conference Room 12, United Nations Headquarters, New York (Workshop 2)

Conference Room 5, United Nations Headquarters, New York (Workshop 3)

 

 

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Additional information on High-Level SDG Action Event: SDG Financing Lab:

www.un.org/pga/71/event-latest/high-level-sdg-financing-lab/

 

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Media contacts:

 

Katharina Kandt, Communications and Outreach Office of the President of the General Assembly, Tel: +1 917 244 3890 | kandt@un.org

 

Naomi Ami Parekh, Communications and Outreach Office of the President of the General Assembly, Tel: +1 917 436 0214 3890 | parekh1@un.org

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