2019 ECOSOC Funding for Advancement Online Forum and SDG Financial Investment Fair


Media Advisory.

What: The ECOSOC Online Forum on Funding for Advancement follow-up (FfD Online forum) is a yearly platform to promote agreement amongst crucial stakeholders on funding for sustainable advancement. Throughout the Online forum’s 4 days of almost 50 various panel conversations and side occasions, agents from federal governments, banks, civil society and the economic sector will participate in discussion on crucial patterns and finest practices that affect sustainable financing. These consist of environment modification, inequalities and disruptive innovations. The resulting inter-governmental, concurred conclusions and suggestions are then embodied in a result file provided on Online forum’s last day.

As part of this year’s Online forum, the SDG Financial investment Fair will range from 15 to 17 April and provide a variety of sessions to highlight the significance of nationwide financial investment strategies and tasks developed to close the SDG financial investment space, consisting of chances to set in motion long-lasting financial investments for sustainable facilities, gain access to capital and buy tasks to reinforce the social sector and promote financial investment in line with the SDGs.

When: Monday, 15 April to Thursday, 18 April 2019– with some sessions beginning at 8: 00 a.m.Where: All main case will be kept in the Trusteeship Council Chamber and webcast on http://webtv.un.orgSide occasions and SDG Financial investment Fair occasions will be held throughout the UN.


Monday, 15 April: 10: 00–10: 30 am Opening of the Online Forum with H.E. Ms. Inga Rhonda King, President of the Economic and Social Council; H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the General Assembly; Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Mr. Tao Zhang, Deputy Handling, Director of the IMF; Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Elder Vice President for the 2030 Advancement Program, United Nations Relations, and Collaborations, World Bank Group; Mr. Tim Yeend, Chef de Cabinet and Principal Consultant to the Director General, WTO.

10: 30–10: 45 am Keynote address– H.E. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister, Singapore and Chair of G20 Noteworthy Persons Group on Global Financial Governance.

10: 45–11: 00 am Keynote address– Teacher Raghuram G. Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Teacher of Financing, University of Chicago Cubicle School of Organisation.

13: 00– The Secretary-General will reveal he is assembling the “Global Investors for Sustainable Advancement,” a CEO-driven alliance that will concentrate on developing long-lasting financial investments for sustainable advancement by resolving policy and institutional barriers.

Thursday, 18 April: 5: 15– 5: 45 pm Adoption of the result file; and 5: 45– 6: 00 pm Closing with Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General.

Sessions and interactive discussions consist of: “Setting in motion financing for environment action”, “Utilizing brand-new innovations for funding the SDGs”, and “Public financial obligation, vulnerabilities and SDGs”.

More info, consisting of complete schedules on both occasions can be discovered at: https://www.un.org/esa/ffd/ffdforum/.

Hashtags: #Fin 4Dev #GlobalGoals #SDGs.

Background: This year’s Online forum will lead the way for the Top-level Discussion on Funding for Advancement in September 2019 that follows the SDG Top. This year likewise marks completion of the very first four-year cycle of application efforts on the SDGs and Addis Ababa Action Program. The 2019 Online Forum is at the center of the Funding for Advancement follow-up procedure and is developed to: 1) examine the application of the Addis Program; and 2) create agreement amongst varied stakeholders and spread policy knowledge to advance application versus increasing financial and non-economic threats. The 2019 Funding for Sustainable Advancement Report introduced recently works as the substantive basis for conversations as the report provides crucial suggestions and actions to line up worldwide financial policies and monetary systems with the 2030 Program, consisting of utilizing the capacity of monetary development, innovation and digitization.

For more info, please contact: Kate Donovan, UN DESA, Tel: 1 718 362 0606 kathryn.donovan@un.org.