Aligning and mobilizing resources are becoming major hurdles to sustainably financing progress towards the SDGs. Growing uncertainty and risk threatens sustainable finance in the international development sector. As global challenges become more integrated, so responses become increasingly fragmented. Facing this challenge, it is more important than ever to bring financing sustainable development to the top of the international agenda.

A High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development took place on Thursday, 26 September, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The meeting aimed to renew global commitment to development financing at the highest level. It served as a call for collective action to energize growth and tackle challenges in the global economy, encourage public and private investment to align with the 2030 SDG Agenda, and promote innovative initiatives to target gaps in financing sustainable development.

 

Photo: Eliane Ubalijoro with Amir Dossal, partnerships expert affiliated to the UN and Arnaud Dion, Montreal International's Director of Business Development.

The dialogue helped cement collaboration between business leaders, philanthropists and UN Member States, with a view to strengthening national initiatives, through public-private partnership. Recently appointed Deputy Executive Director, Eliane Ubalijoro, represented GODAN at the meeting.