SDGs "can be achieved with right financing"

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Electrical wires: A utility pole supporting electrical wires in Bac Ha, Viet Nam. According to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report, 1.6 billion people the world over, or a quarter of humanity, live without electricity. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Ambitious new global development goals are due to be finalized by UN Member States in New York this week and while the principles have been agreed, what's less clear is how to find the billions of dollars that are needed to pay for them.

One option being explored is to encourage private investment to build the major infrastructure, roads, bridges and dams that will ensure that countries can grow without their governments going bankrupt.

Helping to make this happen is the United Nations Economic Commission For Europe (UNECE) and it's opened an exhibition at the UN in Geneva to show what can be achieved.

Daniel Johnson has more.

Duration: 3’40″

 

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