In his concluding remarks, the Deputy Secretary -General thanked the Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and the members of CEB for an open and constructive conversation.
Pointing out that the level of attention being paid to the issue of financing for sustainable development was expected to rise in preparation for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, he emphasized the need for a coherent and coordinated response across the United Nations system.
The organizations of the system needed to make a concerted effort to lead by example and incorporate the three dimensions of sustainable development into their own strategic and funding frameworks.
In addition, efforts would continue to be needed to increase coherence at country level, to overcome institutional silos and jointly engage with a broader range of partners and stakeholders.
As the international community moved towards a framework for financing for sustainable development, it must build on the spirit of the Monterrey Consensus in bringing more voices and partners around the table.