The 2030 Agenda, donor priorities and UN mandates

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #20

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd

As he concluded the first year of his term, the UN Secretary-General reiterated his call for a new Funding Compact, an agreement by Member States and the United Nations development system. In his 20 Decemberadvance report on Repositioning the UN Development System, he stated: “Ultimately, the Funding Compact is about increasing the likelihood of universal achievement of the SDGs and eradicating poverty from the face of the earth. In other words, it is about determining whether we can deliver on our ambition to make the world a more prosperous, peaceful and sustainable place by 2030.”

The report did not mince words on the strategic importance of the Compact to uphold the UN’s neutrality and multilateral nature.