United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have partnered to advance the use of Islamic financing tools to fund the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The 8th Bosphorus Summit took place from 27 to 30 November 2017 in Istanbul. One of the panels that attracted high interest entitled ‘Future of Work and Skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution: Case of India’ discussed how skills initiatives could be designed and delivered in an economy driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
IICPSD, under the Global Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Platform (GIFIIP) hosted stakeholders from public and private sector to build greater understanding of the role of Islamic finance in clean energy projects in Turkey.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner, announced a new partnership with the Government of the Republic of Turkey for an SDG Accelerator to be based in Istanbul, as well as a new initiative at UNDP called “SDG Impact” on 25 September 2018, at a side event entitled during the 73rd session of the Unites Nations General Assembly.
The SDG Philanthropy Platform, the UN in Zambia, the Ministry of National Development Planning and the Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs partnered to convene an interactive forum for faith-based organisations (FBOs) and religious groups in Zambia to enhance and strengthen their understanding and key role as champions and advocates of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Tbilisi, Georgia, May 14th, 2018 – Crystal, a leading Georgian microfinance lender, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide access to finance – including loans and value chain services – to 30,000 new clients in rural areas of Georgia, as well as disperse 1,000 new loans for green/solar solutions and energy efficiency projects by 2020.
Engaging the private sector strategically before, during and after emergencies, increasing the scale and effectiveness of the response in a coordinated manner.

In an average developing country

60% of GDP

created by private sector

90% of jobs

generated by private sector

80% of capital flow

facilitated by private sector

US$12 trillion

market opportunities in SDG aligned investments

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