Ministry of Sustainable Development participates in the Financing for Development Forum and the SDG Investment Fair at the UN headquarters in New York

New York, A delegation from the Ministry of Sustainable Development, headed by Dana Imad Hamzah, the Assistant Undersecretary for Sustainable Development, has participated in the 2024 Financing for Development Forum organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the accompanying SDG Investment Fair convened at the sidelines of the forum at the United Nations headquarters in New York from April 22 to 25. The opening ceremony included statements by António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Dennis Francis, President of the UN 78 General Assembly. Sessions during the forum included high level participation of country representatives and experts who discussed several topics related to the financing agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and explored policy gaps and actions needed to address financing challenges in order to move forward with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The delegation f rom the Ministry of Sustainable Development also attended the SDG Investment Fair that takes place on the sidelines of the Financing for Development Forum to learn from country experiences in tagging government investment projects with sustainability elements and the SDGs recognizing that the SDG Investor Fair is an important platform for connecting investors, private and public institutions, and UN representatives to build collective action to reach the 2030 Agenda and achieve the SDGs through concrete investment opportunities. Source: Bahrain News Agency