Wednesday
January 2
2019

Task force on digital financing of UN SDGs launched

UN secretary-general António Guterres late last month announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. The Task Force on Digital Financing consists of leaders from a range of sectors from both developed and developing countries. It is co-chaired by Maria Ramos, CEO of the Absa Group (South Africa) and Achim Steiner, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

“We have already seen how technology has helped expand financial inclusion — itself an important goal — by 1.2 billion people in just six years,” said Guterres.

Photo courtesy of Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion.

Source: Bizcommunity.com (link opens in a new window)

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Finance
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DFS, digital finance, financial services, fintech, global development, Global Goals, SDGs