Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: The Critical Role of Risk and Resilience
On 15 June 2015, Sarah Hearn was on the panel of UNDP and Switzerland's HIGH-LEVEL EVENT: FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF RISK AND RESILIENCE. The event considered the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) which will take place in Addis Ababa in July 2015. The financing of the Sustainable Development Goals must make risk management and building resilience integral. The high level event presented the findings of a UNDP and Swiss Government workshop on 28 May 2015, which articulated a vision for ensuring adequate financial attention is paid to preventing and reducing shocks and stresses from climate change, disasters, conflict, economic crises and disease. The workshop and high level event involved Member States, the UN, IMF, World Bank, academia, NGOs and the insurance industry.