UNGA President Sam Kutesa Releases Concept Note on Means of Implementation for February Event

Dialogue on Sustainable Development Goal 17 -- Means of Implementation (MOI) -- will be held on February 9-10, 2015 and will include two interactive multi-stakeholder panel discussions that will involve Member States, UN agencies, Parliamentarians, representatives of city and local authorities, international financial institutions, regional development banks, the private sector, civil society, academia and other stakeholders.

To prepare for these consultations, the United Nations General Assembly President, Sam Kutesa, has released a Concept Note exploring the issue.  The note identifies financial resources, technology development and transfer and capacity building as critical MOI to deliver a "truly transformative and ambitious post-2015 development agenda."

According to the Concept Note, the debate will focus on six areas:

(1) actions needed to scale up mobilization of financial resources from all sources, including domestic and international public and private financing, such as official development assistance (ODA), foreign direct investment (FDI) and remittances, trade and partnerships;

(2) requirements to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the use of available resources for sustainable development;

(3) how to foster coherence and a common understanding for robust MOI and the financing for development (FfD) processes and the contribution of trade in renewing global partnerships for development;

(4) measures to develop a financial architecture to incentivize public and private savings towards sustainable development investments;

(5) options for a technology facilitation mechanism; and measures and actions to further build and strengthen developing country capacity, in particular to ensure an effective domestic enabling environment and enhance their ability to implement the post-2015 agenda.

For more: http://sd.iisd.org/news/unga-president-releases-concept-note-on-means-of-implementation/