New York, 10 October –United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the launch of a new platform for scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 at a meeting with high-level officials from Ministries of finance and foreign affairs, together with leaders from major global financial institutions
The Secretary-General, in an address to the high-level finance gathering, said, “This global initiative can support the identification and piloting of innovative finance instruments that can drive investment and support well thought-out SDG interventions”.
As world’s biggest advertising businesses join to support the Sustainable Development Goals, UN calls for partnerships in the Pacific and Australia
Port Moresby, June 28 – As the United Nations announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind initiative developed among the six largest communications businesses globally in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN in Papua New Guinea calls for partnerships between businesses in the region to build on the initiative.
“For the first time world’s biggest communications businesses agreed to put their differences aside and joined together to advance the SDGs. We see this as an opportunity to invite businesses in our region to also come together for collaborative actions in support of the Agenda 2030”, said Roy Trivedy, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Papua New Guinea.
The initiative, known as the Common Ground initiative was developed among world’s largest communication agencies: Dentsu, Havas, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis Groupe and WPP.
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