U.N. SG Guterres Discusses U.N. Reform, Global Goals Financing

Devex: U.N. chief António Guterres cautions financing will impact reform process
“The scope of United Nations reform might not be as big as initially envisioned, due to financial restraints and a lack of specialized budget, according to U.N. chief António Guterres. In an exclusive interview with Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar on Wednesday, Guterres said there are ‘severe problems of coordination’ across the U.N., including work to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030…” (Lieberman, 9/21).

U.N. News: Financing the 2030 Agenda: What is it and why is it important?
“António Guterres launches his strategy to finance the 2030 Agenda plan to ‘transform the world’ on 24 September, ahead of the General Assembly’s annual general debate. How high on the secretary general’s to-do list is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? Well, the timing of the meeting to discuss financing the Agenda might be a clue: it takes place on Monday afternoon, just before the General Debate of the General Assembly on Tuesday morning, when the eyes of the world turn to the U.N. Headquarters in New York…” (9/23).