Knowledge Note

"Learn how international trading and financial systems must adapt to advance the SDGs and promote fair globalization."

Mobilizing sufficient financing remains a major challenge in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite signs of progress, investments that are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remain underfunded.

This Overview of a United Nations report analyzes the issues and concludes that achieving sustainable development requires: multilateral action to address global challenges; revisiting the global institutional architecture; and strengthened regional and national action, including adjusting policies to the changing global landscape. It includes countering short-term behavior on all levels and harnessing the potential of innovation while managing risks.

This Knowledge Note is an Overview of the UN publication, Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019. To access the full publication, please click here . This Overview was additionally authored by the UN Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development (IATF), and edited by The Financing for Sustainable Development Office of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. To read more about the UN IATC, please click here.