Financing for Development

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.

UN Secretary-General’s initiative aims to strengthen climate resilience of the world’s most vulnerable countries and people

UN Secretary-General’s Initiative Aims to Strengthen Climate Resilience of the World’s Most Vulnerable Countries and People

Investing in gender equality vital to economic growth, sustainable development, says Ban

Increased investments in gender equality are vital if the world is to achieve sustained economic growth and development, United Nations Secretary-General said today during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2018-04-22T12:08:16-04:0014 Jul 2015|Financing for Development, Goal 5: Gender equality, News|

UN agency stresses role of partnerships to finance inclusive, sustainable industrial development

Partnerships involving all development players will be key to scaling up the financing needed for industrial infrastructure and projects, an important element in the economic and social advancement of countries, a senior United Nations official told a conference in Ethiopia today.

World has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released today in Addis Ababa by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

UN and partners launch key financing platform to end maternal, child mortality

The United Nations and its partners today launched a new initiative to help end maternal and child mortality by 2030, as they gathered in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

UN conference opens with call for ”reboot” of development finance

At a critical moment in what the United Nations has dubbed “a year for global action,” the Third International Conference on Financing for Development kicked off today in the Ethiopian capital with calls to ensure the necessary resources to improve people's lives while protecting the planet.

2018-04-22T12:08:17-04:0013 Jul 2015|Financing for Development, News|

Greater investments needed as fight against malaria enters critical phase – UN

Despite the tremendous progress made over the past 15 years, greater investments are needed to achieve the goal of a world free of malaria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today in Ethiopia, where world leaders have gathered to discuss financing for development.

UN chief hails key role of civil society in financing future development agenda

As Member States press on with efforts to reach agreement on a plan to secure the necessary financing for sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told civil society organizations gathered in Addis Ababa that their role is vital in keeping governments accountable and ensuring that the voices of billions around the world are heard.

2018-04-22T12:08:28-04:0013 Jul 2015|Financing for Development, News|