The Joint SDG Fund activated US$ 22.9 million, under the guidance of the United Nations Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) to support 87 UN country teams covering over 100 countries and territories, in response to the global crisis. Through this process, the Fund received 83 joint proposals, requesting up to US$ 250,000 per UN country teams and US$ 400,000 per Multi-Country Offices.
To date, the Fund has distributed US$ 16.6 million to 63 UN country teams.
Why Development Emergency
In full alignment with the guidance of the United Nations Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) on Food, Energy and Finance, the Joint SDG Fund’s Development Emergency rapidly funds United Nations development work to help countries address socio-economic, food, energy and fuel crises and help prevent further derailing of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in vulnerable countries across the globe.
In its rapid investments, the Fund supports United Nations country teams under the leadership of Resident Coordinators - to enable UN teams to move quickly to generate analytics around the crisis and work with Governments and partners. It is a rapid avenue for donors and development partners to offer fast and flexible seed financing for a period of one year in response to the three-dimensional crisis.
The GCRG interventions targeted by the Joint SDG Fund are good long term investments - strengthening social protection, analysing scenarios of financial distress and adapting energy transition efforts. All of which, will lower future humanitarian costs in a crisis of this scale.
Joint SDG Fund operations are possible because of support from United Nations Member States, international organizations, the private sector, and philanthropic individuals. Together, we will defeat the triple crisis and create an unstoppable force in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Actions to Rescue the SDGs
The Joint SDG Fund has made US$ 240 million in commitments to 200 joint programmes implemented by 25 UN entities covering 109 UN country teams and Multi-Country Offices.
Mirroring the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda, the Fund contributes to all 17 SDGs with some two-thirds of the funds focusing on Goals 1 (no poverty), 2 (zero hunger), 5 (gender equality), 10 (reduced inequalities) and 17 (partnerships). Including 60% of commitments are allocated to vulnerable countries.
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