Tag Archives: ODA

2015: Time for Action to harness the potential of partnerships

Time for Global Action: Potential of Partnerships2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. The “2015 Time for Global Action” campaign Continue reading

UNCDF’s 2014 Illustrated Annual Report

On June 8, UNCDF launched its Illustrated Annual Report “Paving the Way for Post-2015: Unlocking Public and Private Finance Solutions”. This annual report showcases the progress and potential of UNCDF.  It spotlights the results on what – based on UNCDF’s experience – are three powerful and effective ways to maximize resources for the post-2015 agenda: using ‘smart’ ODA as a critical ingredient for domestic resource mobilization; investing in financial inclusion, facilitated by digital finance, as a key driver for individual and household engagement in the local economy; and localizing the flows of public and private finance and investment in infrastructure, which has proven acceleration, empowerment, and de-risking effects for local economic development. Continue reading

New UN agency hub “UN City” opened in Denmark

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (at podium) speaks at the inauguration of UN City in Copenhagen, an environmentally friendly compound for United Nations agencies based in Copenhagen, Denmark. 04 July 2013 Copenhagen, DenmarkThanking the people and Government of Denmark for their generous investment and support, Secretary-General welcomed the opening in Copenhagen today of UN City, “a cutting-edge, environmentally friendly hub” for United Nations agency operations. “UN City is an example of how modern, energy-efficient offices can play their part in building the future we want Continue reading