Financing the 2030 Agenda - the Role of the UN
Date: 18 Sep 2017
Financing is fundamental to the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the
Paris Agreement on climate change. Progress is being made however far great levels are required to realise the goals.
The UN already contributes to financing the 2030 Agenda, building on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, through
hundreds of initiatives being undertaken with its partners. To enhance its contribution, a UN-wide strategy is being
developed emphasizing both country support and international policy, as well as the advance of focused global
The UN General Assembly provides an opportunity to highlight progress, the existing contributions made by diverse
actors including the UN, and to outline how the UN can be more strategically engaged, with partners and allies, in this
aspect of implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Speakers at the event will include:
Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General
Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
Gabriela Michetti, Vice-President of Argentina (tbc)
Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank Group
Lucy Peng, Ant Financial Services Executive Chairman
Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator
Betty Yee, California Financial Comptroller
Liu Zhenmin, Under Secretary-General, UN DESA
Macharia Kamau, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN
Courtenay Rattray, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN
Christiaan Reebergen, Director-General for International Cooperation, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The event is available for replay on the UN Web TV website.