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Head of ECA represents the Regional Commissions in ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum first interactive discussion

Head of ECA represents the Regional Commissions in ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum first interactive discussion

A regional platform approach could provide scalable financing for sustainable development, said Ms. Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa on behalf of the Regional Commissions in the first interactive discussion on “Navigating the headwinds and tailwinds: current global economic context and emerging trends” during the fourth ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum (UNHQ, […]

2017 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development New York, 22 May 2017

2017 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development New York, 22 May 2017

  Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, ESCAP Executive Secretary, delivered  a statement today, 22 May  at the 2017 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development, held at Headquarters in New York, which highlighted the need for fiscal policy to play a greater role in reducing growing inequality and expanding the social safety net, as well as how a sustainable […]

Side Event Financing for Development Follow-up in the Asia-Pacific region: Agenda for implementation of regional priorities 18 April 2016

Side Event Financing for Development Follow-up in the Asia-Pacific region:  Agenda for implementation of regional priorities 18 April 2016

Asia-Pacific countries reaffirmed the importance of a regional action-oriented follow-up plan for financing the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development Asia-Pacific countries have participated at the special high-level side event which was jointly organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of […]

Regional Consultation to pave the way for the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development

Regional Consultation to pave the way for the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will demand substantial resources and a strengthened global partnership for sustainable development.  Estimates of annual investment requirements for infrastructure alone amount to $5-7 trillion globally.  The means to address these vast financing needs are available. What is required is the creation of suitable frameworks and effective instruments for the […]

Rising debt, tax evasion and illicit financial flows key hindrances to financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Rising debt, tax evasion and illicit financial flows key hindrances to financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Rising debt, tax evasion and avoidance and illicit financial flows are among the principal structural global impediments to domestic resource mobilization that are hindering the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as highlighted  by the Director of the Regional Commissions NY Office during the “Conference on Financing Sustainable Development – Curbing Illicit Financial Flows” […]

ECOSOC Side Event: Illicit financial flows and development financing in Africa, 23 October 2015

UN General Assembly – Second Committee – Economic and Financial – Side events 23 October 2015 Friday @ 10 AM Illicit financial flows and development financing in Africa [UNCTAD / DESA]♦ Concept note and programme ♦ Speakers’ brief biosPresentations by: [webcast] ♦ H, E. Anthony Mothae Maruping, African Economic Commission ♦ Ms. Erika Siu, Independent […]

Harnessing extractive industries for sustainable development in the UNECE region  

Harnessing extractive industries for sustainable development in the UNECE region  

As we enter the Decade of Action to deliver on the SDGs by 2030, what are the key challenges and contributions of the extractive industries in the UNECE region, which is a major producer and consumer of resources? Could the COVID-19 crisis be harnessed as an opportunity to accelerate a sustainable transformation? This was at […]

ECA and IIF Host Private Investors, African Finance and Development Ministers to Discuss the Role of Private Capital During the Crisis, and Post-Pandemic Recovery

ECA and IIF Host Private Investors, African Finance and Development Ministers to Discuss the Role of Private Capital During the Crisis, and Post-Pandemic Recovery

Washington, D.C.—The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) released the following statement after a virtual meeting of delegates representing African finance and development ministries, and the private creditor community to discuss the role of the private sector in supporting low-income countries through the COVID-19 crisis, and driving […]

Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean Reaffirmed their Collective Commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as Forum Concluded in Mexico

Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean Reaffirmed their Collective Commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as Forum Concluded in Mexico

The countries of the region reaffirmed their collective commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, recognizing that governments bear the fundamental responsibility for fulfilling it and stressing the need to foster participation by all relevant stakeholders in the process, according to the document signed by the government delegates gathered at the first meeting of […]

Second Session of the Arab High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development 5 to 7 May, 2015 , Kingdom of Bahrain

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS), are convening the Second Session of the Arab […]

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