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Summary Report:
High-Level Meeting on Financing Sustainable Urban Development

Publication date: 2023

The World Cities Day High-Level Meeting Summary Report is part of a vision to increase advocacy and crowd in industry experts worldwide to discuss the current global financing landscape of sustainable urban development and provide recommendations for strategic action to enhance existing financing mechanisms to catalyse sustainable urban development.

In recognition of this, UN-Habitat, Borsa Istanbul, and Think City jointly hosted a High-Level Meeting: A Dialogue on Financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on October 30, 2023, under the Global Observance of World Cities Day 2023. This High-Level meeting gathered prominent figures from the global financial, construction, infrastructure, consulting, governmental, academia, and multilateral agencies to discuss the current financing landscape for the SDGs and provide recommendations to Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-Habitat.

As the first iteration of many dialogues to come on the topic of sustainable urban finance, this summary report sets the foundation for future reference and represents the commitment of Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif to this cause of ensuring a sustainable urban future for all.

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