“Financing the UN Development System: Opening Doors” Launch in New York

19 Sep 2018
“Financing the UN Development System: Opening Doors” Launch in New York

The MPTF Office and the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation (DHF), in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN, launched and presented the report “Financing the UN Development System: Opening Doors” to UN Member States, UN organizations, the World Bank, and civil society organizations. The launch was moderated by Henrik Hammargren, DHF’s Executive Director, with opening remarks by the Swedish Ambassador Olof Skoog, and a presentation by Jennifer Topping, the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office. The panel discussions also included elaborations by Bruce Jenks, Senior Advisor at DHF, and an intervention by the Jamaican Ambassador to the UN, Courtenay Rattray (co-chair of the UN Group of Friends of SDG Financing). It was followed by questions, thoughts and appreciations from UN Member States, the World Bank and UN organizations.

“Opening Doors”, the fourth report on Financing the UNDS, aims to contribute to current and future discussions related to the UN’s role in financing development. The report is titled “Opening Doors”, at a time when the UN is looking in depth at both the funding of the UNDS and the role the UN plays towards financing the 2030 Agenda. The report points out challenges of today and opportunities for tomorrow and takes a close look into the financial data behind the analysis. “Financing the UN Development System: Opening Doors” also provides a selection of essays by distinguished guest contributors from outside and inside the UN system – with an aim to stimulate fresh thinking and discussions - for all to take part in.

Watch the launch here. Follow Financing for Development #Fin4DeveUN.

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