The United Nations on Tuesday, May 19 held a meeting in relation to Sustainable Development Goals Financing which was chaired by both Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith, and Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne.
The meeting had featured presentations in climate finance and COVID-19 challenges from Mark Carney, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, and Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by Mahmoud Mohieldin Senior VP of the World Bank Group.
The aim of the meeting was to rally the multilateral system to meet the devastating socio-economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on all countries. It also focused discussions on actions needed to support a global economic recovery, which includes how to integrate climate action and to support developing countries in their efforts to build back better and more resilient societies.
The meeting, which comprised 80 United Nations member states was held digitally.
Shannon Dale Reid