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UN General Assembly Endorses Addis Ababa Action Agenda

UN General AssemblyThe General Assembly today adopted resolution A/RES/69/313 endorsing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, a “new global framework” that many said would strengthen cooperation in technology, infrastructure and social protections that were key to realizing inclusive sustainable development. Continue reading

Countries reach historic agreement to generate financing for new sustainable development agenda

Countries today agreed on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa. Continue reading

Financing development in Asia and the Pacific

Financing for Development Conference logoThe Asia-Pacific region could face costs of between $2.1 trillion to $2.5 trillion per year to close infrastructure gaps, expand basic social protection and address climate mitigation and adaptation in order to meet post-2015 sustainable development requirements, says a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Continue reading

SE4All Advisory Board’s Finance Committee Report on Scaling Up Finance for Sustainable Energy Investments

Energy has become the central theme in discussions on alleviating poverty, promoting economic development and improving quality of life of people. The ambitious goals that the international community is setting to achieve sustainable development and address climate change require creative collaborations and finding new and innovative solutions. Continue reading

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Adopts Declaration of Commitment to Ambitious, People-centred Post-2015 Agenda

The High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development closed its eight-day annual session today with the adoption of a declaration that committed ministers from around the world to establishing a “strong, universal, ambitious, inclusive and people-centred” post-2015 development agenda that completed the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals and responded to new challenges. Continue reading