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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 […]

Innovation and PPPs central to accelerating the circular economy transition and sustainable development in the context of post-COVID 19 recovery

Innovation and PPPs central to accelerating the circular economy transition and sustainable development in the context of post-COVID 19 recovery

14 June 2021 Both innovation and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are essential drivers of economic development, environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness. The UNECE region was hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, not only because of the health crisis itself but also, even as the threat recedes substantially, for the economic difficulties resulting from necessary restrictions on […]

ECLAC Reaffirms its Commitment to Working with Central American Countries, Mexico, UN Agencies and the Cooperating Community to Implement the Comprehensive Development Plan

ECLAC Reaffirms its Commitment to Working with Central American Countries, Mexico, UN Agencies and the Cooperating Community to Implement the Comprehensive Development Plan

The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, reaffirmed today the commitment of the organization and of the United Nations to work together with the governments of Central America and Mexico, but also with the cooperating community, with Spain, Europe, the United States and Canada, to implement […]

ECLAC Asks for Reconsidering the Criteria to Measure and Classify Development, and Suspending the “Graduations” of Middle-Income Countries During the Pandemic

ECLAC Asks for Reconsidering the Criteria to Measure and Classify Development, and Suspending the “Graduations” of Middle-Income Countries During the Pandemic

The region of Latin America and the Caribbean is basically made up of middle-income countries that, in the context of financing for development, have been left out of access to concessional funds, especially Caribbean island states and small, Central American economies. That is why it is urgently necessary to reconsider the criteria for measuring and […]

Economic reactivation and regional growth boosting – challenges facing development banks

  ECLAC participated at the virtual meeting of chief economists of development banks of LAC on an event convened by ALIDE – The Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions, focused on economic reactivation in the context of COVID19. The Executive Secretary outlined ECLAC’s proposals to address the region’s financing challenges, including the issuance of […]

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