Thursday, 14 April 2022, 8:30-10:00 AM EDT
- What should be the role of development banks in closing financing gaps?
- What tools or guidance documents for responsible borrowing and lending exist, and how can they be useful?
- How can the global community better support the most vulnerable countries and ease their debt burdens?
Two years into the pandemic, COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated global inequalities and set back hard-earned progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is critical that the global community work together to avoid the catastrophic situation in which one group of countries recovers, and another sinks deeper into a cycle of poverty and unsustainable debt. To support efforts to overcome the great finance divide, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) will host a discussion with experts exploring ideas to improve access to affordable financing as well as how to resolve situations of unsustainable sovereign debt. Speakers will examine the latest findings from UN DESA’s new report, the 2022 Financing for Sustainable Development Report.
Register here by 13 April 2022.
The event is free and open to all, and will be streamed live on UN DESA’s Facebook page. It will be held in English with captions available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, and translation into American Sign Language. The event is made possible by the United Nations Peace and Development Trust Fund. All are welcome!