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High-level meeting on financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond
29 Sep 2020 -  A high-level meeting on financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond, co-convened by the Secretary-General and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica.
The high-level meeting will bring together Heads of State and Government and representatives of international organizations, the private sector and civil society to consider c for recovering from the current crisis in the short term, mobilize the financial resources to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the medium term and build the resilience and sustainability of countries and the global financial architecture in the long term.
Heads of State and Government will discuss a menu of policy options developed by six discussion groups established following the high-level event on financing for development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond, which was held on 28 May, and in the light of the outcomes of the meeting of finance ministers on the same subject, which will be held on 8 September. Participants will consider policy options relating to: external finance and remittances, jobs and inclusive growth; a better recovery for sustainability; global liquidity and financial stability; debt vulnerability; the engagement of private sector creditors; and illicit financial flows.
Introductory remarks by the convenors will be followed by a panel discussion to present the policy options and outcomes of the ministerial meeting and a plenary segment in which Heads of State and Government will deliver statements.