Quick facts

  • The SDG Fund was established in 2014 by the UN, with an initial contribution from the Government of Spain to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes. More than 20 donors are already contributing to the SDG Fund's programmes.
  • SDG Fund joint programmes in 22 countries are directly improving the lives of more than 3.5 million people, according to the latest monitoring reports.
  • 14 different UN agencies and hundreds of national counterparts are involved in making the SDG Fund joint activities a reality.
  • The participatory process to formulate joint programmes engaged around 2,000 participants from civil service and government, communities, international development agencies, and the private sector.
  • All programmes are joint programmes, meaning they bring together an average of 3 UN agencies in a collective effort. This strengthens the UN’s ability to deliver as one entity.
  • The SDG Fund also supports activities guaranteeing that lessons learned from achieving MDGs are incorporated in the new development agenda.
  • To better align public-private partnerships for sustainable development, the SDG Fund has established a Private Sector Advisory Groupformed by business leaders of major companies from various industries worldwide.
  • The SDG Fund is fully committed to financial and programmatic transparency. All financial flows are updated through the MPTF financial reporting platform.
  • The SDG Fund programmes total budget is approximately USD $70 million. National and international partners provide approximately 57% of these resources in the form of matching funds.

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Ana Maria Menéndez: "Private sector plays a key role in strengthening the resilience of communities"

Ana Maria Menéndez, UN Under Secretary General and Senior Advisor of the Secretary General on Policy, describes at the launch of the SDG Fund´s report "Business and SDG 16", how private sector is a key actor of prevention initiatives.

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SDG Fund featured in UN Secretary-General report on South-South Cooperation

The SDG Fund promotes South-South Cooperation as a vehicle to share and disseminate knowledge, and facilitate policy and technical exchange. The 2017 Report of the Secretary-General on State of South-South Cooperation highlights several SDG Fund's activities and initiatives.

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Workshop on Strengthening Preventive Diplomacy and Multilateral Negotiation organized with UNITAR

A briefing with diplomats in New York, focused on Goal 16 and the revitalization of the preventive diplomacy discourse within the United Nations system, as it is being spearheaded by the UN Secretary-General with its new Vision on Prevention, and how it can be integrated in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

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