New York Launch of “Financing the United Nation Development System”

13 Jul 2016
New York Launch of  “Financing the United Nation Development System”

The second annual report in the Financing Series, “Financing the United Nation Development System – Current Trends and New Directions” was launched in New York today. Produced jointly by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the UN MPTF Office, the Report looks at current financing trends and challenges, and identifies interesting new directions in the financial landscape of the UN Development System. It provides an overview of sources and instruments of financing, analyses the implications of financing trends, and through extensive data and essays collection, including from a number of senior UN officials, highlights new thinking around financing the UNDS.

Mr. Do Hung Viet, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Viet Nam moderated the event and panel, which consisted of Dr. Bruce Jenks, Senior Advisor of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Jennifer Topping, the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, and John Hendra, UNDG’s Senior Coordinator of the UN Fit For Purpose Initiative. After a round of remarks by the panel the session opened up for Q&A to the broad audience representing a wide range of stakeholders.  

One of the report’s key purposes is to stimulate critical debate and action around key issues facing the financing of the UNDS . The active participation during the launch, with volunteers coming forward to  collaborate on the next installment of Financing the United Nations Development System report, was a good indication of the success of the 2016 report in meeting this objective.

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