The digital revolution is transforming everything about finance

The UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals was created for one purpose: to harness the power of digital financing for the good of the planet and its citizens.

Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

Call for Contributions

The Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals wants to hear from experts, thought leaders, and citizens from around the world. Input will be shared with the Secretary-General and other world leaders, and will shape a concrete, actionable agenda for closing the $2.5 trillion annual gap in financing the SDGs.

Framework Document

THE ROAD AHEAD: New document provides roadmap for the coming year's work The Task Force’s new Framework Document provides the basic building blocks that will underpin our work for the next year. It sets forth our priority areas for focus, and highlights the analytical approach we’ll use to understand the risks and the opportunities.

Davos 2019

The Task Force members have spent the past several months commissioning research and sharing ideas to understand the digital revolution’s implications for finance. We want to see how the remaking of the world’s financial systems—a process already well underway—can be put to use to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

Op/Ed

How the digital finance revolution can drive sustainable development. The digital revolution has transformed the world’s financial systems. This is true not only for the customer experience (how hundreds of millions of people now manage their financial lives), but for the system at every level.

Co-Chair Maria Ramos

From the bottom of my heart I believe that even though technological advancements and sustainable development sometimes feel like they are moving in different directions – we cannot retreat from our duty to fight for a better world. READ MORE

Co-Chair Achim Steiner

The digital revolution has transformed global financial systems. This transformation should be one that puts inclusive sustainable development at the center. READ MORE

A Message from the Secretary-General

The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda has a powerful vision, but we must ensure financing is sufficient. That means making creative use of digital technologies that are revolutionizing the financial markets. This Task Force will point the way forward.

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Newsletter

TASK FORCE ON THE ROAD

Since the March 2019 release of our Framework Document, the roadmap that describes how the Task Force is focusing our efforts, Task Force members and secretariat staff have been speaking at conferences all over the world: Amman, New York, Washington, Paris,

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News

Call for Contributions

Last week the Task Force issued our Call for Contributions. It seeks input from technical experts, opinion leaders, and citizens from all over the world about our core mandate: how to harness the power of the digital technologies that are

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Voices from Davos

VOICES FROM DAVOS

What other broad-based things can digital financing do? We can use big data to empower more activity for small and medium enterprises. Watch Task Force member Natalie Jabangwe’s remarks from the Inaugural Meeting

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