UN DESA Monthly Newsletter for April 2023

Monthly Newsletter: Vol 27, No. 4 – April 2023
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Financing Sustainable Transformation: how industry and sustainability can come together

At the halfway point to the 2030 Agenda, vulnerable countries have been left reeling by multiple global shocks. The war in Ukraine, sharp increases in food and energy prices, and rapidly tightening financial conditions have increased hunger and poverty and reversed progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Expert Voices

“I am using my voice to speak up for my community and country”

Ahmednoor Haji is a Kenyan youth advocate who runs The KESHO Alliance, an award-winning organization that promotes and advocates for quality education, youth and women empowerment, and peace and security. This month, Ahmednoor will take part in the ECOSOC Youth Forum to be held in New York from 25 to 27 April. At this event, his strong voice is expected to mobilize youth action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Things You Need To Know

4 things you need to know about financing our future

Insufficient financing remains one of the greatest bottlenecks preventing the world from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To turn things around and to boost momentum towards financing our future, several major events will take place this month, including the ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum on 17-20 April, and the SDG Investment Fair on 18-20 April. Here are four key issues you need to know: