Tag "SDG"

Back to homepage

Q&A with the Executive Secretary of the UNCDF: Judith Karl

How would you sum up in three single words what characterises your team at UNCDF? Innovative Nimble Trusted What are you trying to accomplish? We aim to make finance work for the poor. In the current global financial ecosystem, finance

Read More

Clarion Call to Unite Behind Push to Achieve SDG Targets

In September 2019, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced a Decade of Action for the SDGs — a clarion call to accelerate progress for people and planet. Amake-or-break aspect of this push is to unlock the resources needed to finance the

Read More

Fifteen Reasons Why the Saudi Vision 2030 Plan Will Succeed

This writer is reflecting on some wonderful impressions gained – in early December 2019 – during a one-week intensive tour of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as a guest of the Ministry of Finance. What first springs to mind

Read More

EBRD: Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure Helps Advance the UN’s SDG Agenda

At the beginning of this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) created the Sustainable Infrastructure Group (SIG). The bank merged its energy and infrastructure businesses to capitalise on synergies between these sectors. It delivers investments that ensure

Read More

Simon Tribelhorn: Sustainability Matters

The Principality of Liechtenstein and its financial centre take a holistic approach to sustainability, aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. “Climate change” is a term on everyone’s lips, and a fourth summer of record heat in a relatively new

Read More

Implementing the UN SDGs: A Job for Everyone, Everywhere

Everyone seems to agree that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make perfect sense. Countries and companies, individuals and industries are proudly flaunting their commitment to the United Nations 2030 Agenda — but the pledges can be tricky to implement,

Read More

UNOPS: Quality Infrastructure is Central to Sustainable Development

By Grete Faremo Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS As human beings, we go through our lives using infrastructure without really thinking about it. From roads to electricity, water and waste management to telecommunications, the quality of our life depends

Read More

Turning Promises Into Reality – The Business Case for Gender Equality in Achieving the SDGs

By Paula Tavares and Otaviano Canuto ­ As world leaders gathered this month for high-level talks at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, pressing global issues were at the forefront of discussions, including progress toward the 2030 Agenda and the

Read More

UNCDF: Revolutionising International Municipal Finance is Focus of Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Open Global Markets

“They have been drivers of progress throughout history, and now – as the knowledge economy takes full flight – they are poised to play a leading role in addressing the challenges of the 21st Century,” wrote former Mayor of New

Read More

UNSDG Health Summit in Geneva: Live Coverage

UNSDG healthcare summit is by invitation only, attendance is limited in order to maintain an intimate dialogue among all participants. The event is attended by State Heads, Health Ministers, Policy Makers, Chairman & CEO’s from industry & Civil Societies, High

Read More