24 September 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., UN Headquarters
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent tremendous investment opportunities, in the order of trillions of dollars. Yet, despite growing momentum for investments in sustainable development, the financing gap is significant. A major challenge in financing the 2030 Agenda will be attracting and directing public and private investments to areas that support the achievement of the SDGs. Financing for sustainable development, guided by the SDGs, including SDG 17, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda will require action by diverse actors – Governments fostering enabling environments for financing and investment; the private sector mobilizing for long-term investment; and champions of innovation developing new solutions for financing the SDGs. More information about financing for sustainable development can be found here.
The Secretary-General’s High-level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will build momentum around key actions and initiatives by governments, business and the international community.
The meeting will focus on three broad priorities for scaling up financing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
- Aligning global financial and economic policies with the 2030 Agenda,
- Enhancing sustainable financing strategies, and
- Seizing the potential of financial innovations, new technologies and digitalization to provide equitable access to finance.
Secretary-General’s Strategy for Financing the 2030 Agenda
(full version to come)