Adopting a new principle-based approach to global finance that mobilizes massive new investments to achieve the Global Goals was the topic of discussion at the 9th annual United Nations Private Sector Forum (New York, 18 September 2017) during the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly. Convening more than 300 Chief Executives, Heads of State and Government, UN and civil society leaders, the Forum focused on the theme of Financing the 2030 Agenda: Unlocking Prosperity, with a programme that identified a broad range of solutions that all sectors must take to drive capital towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Speaking at the event, UN Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated the critical role private finance and investment must play in delivering the SDGs, referencing the US$3-5 trillion annual investment needed to finance the 2030 Agenda. The Secretary-General also announced plans to host a multi-stakeholder Finance Summit in New York in September 2018. You can read more about the exciting outcomes of the 2017 Forum here. Photos and videos from the event are also available.
Stay tuned for more information about the UN Private Sector Forum 2018.
|List of 2017 Attendees|
|UN Private Sector Forum Overview|
|Guide to Unlocking Prosperity: Finance, Investment and Sustainable Development|