PODCAST: Filling the 4 trillion dollar development gap

PODCAST: Filling the 4 trillion dollar development gap


$4.3 trillion: that’s the estimated cost of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a blueprint for a fairer future, covering all of the big issues facing the world, from eradicating poverty and hunger, to building societies free from fear and violence, and taking urgent action on climate change.

To help bridge that funding gap, UN chief António Guterres set up the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD) in 2019, made up of prominent business leaders from across the world.

To get a sense of the scale of the task, Conor Lennon speaks to Navid Hanif, the Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Leila Fourie, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and co-chair of the Alliance.

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Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa

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UN News/ Conor Lennon
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ADB/Gerhard Joren