Read more and watch a video of the event below.
On 14 September the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office released Financing the UN Development System: Joint Responsibilities in a World of Disarray with an online event co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions to the UN of Sweden and Jamaica.a
‘Let’s be frank, we will get the United Nations that we finance’, said Anna-Karin Eneström Sweden’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York. Her counterpart, Brian Wallace, the Permanent Representative of Jamaica said that ‘difficulties with concessional and non-concessional funding remains.’
This occasion also celebrated the launch of this website financingun.report that will exclusively host the past, current and future reports. It offers interactive figures and graphics and is a unique space for sharing future data releases, the latest news and more resources about how the UN financing system works.
Henrik Hammargren and Per Knutsson from the Foundation co-hosted with Jennifer Topping, MTPFO Executive Coordinator. She said; ‘The report reflects our commitments to have an evidence based debate about UN financing and make data much more accessible.’
Project leads from both organisations were proud to share the space with over 190 participants, with many from several UN Missions and country teams. Homi Kharas, Senior Advisor at the Brookings Institute and contributor closed the session saying; ‘We can’t wait for investment perfection before we make these human development investments’.
Watch the release video and the slide presentation