Financing for Development

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

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.”

Governments Enter New Era of Collaboration on Climate Change

Speaking at the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (16 to 26 May), the UN’s top climate change official Christiana Figueres said that following the successful conclusion of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement in Paris last year, governments are leaving behind the phase of negotiations and entering a new era of collaboration.

Launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2016 Report

Economic activity in the world economy remains lacklustre, with little prospect for a turnaround in 2016, says the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2016 report, launched today.

Media advisory: ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development

The 3-day Forum aims to track progress and identify gaps and challenges to the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), monitor the financing for development outcomes and promote the sharing of lessons from experiences at the national and regional levels.

UN chief says humanitarian finance gap is a ‘solvable problem’

Highlighting that people around the world are living at an age of “mega-crises,” Ban Ki-moon welcomed the launch of a new report on finding solutions to the growing gap between the increasing numbers of people in need of assistance and sufficient resources to provide relief.

Ban tells African leaders they have ‘enormous stake’ in success of climate conference

At a gathering of African leaders at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that their continent has an enormous stake in the success of the global event which aims to reach a new universal climate agreement to limit the rise of global temperature.