State of emergency: UN convenes Financing Forum while a new wave of debt crises threatens to derail sustainable development

By Bodo Ellmers and Tove Ryding This week, governments will meet at the United Nations in New York for the Financing for Development Forum, and the challenge is very clear. Too little progress has been made towards achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs), which to a large extent is the consequence of lacking finance.…

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019 now available

The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development – launched today in advance of the 2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development. The report warns that unless national and international financial systems are revamped, the world’s governments will fail to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…