Participation on a regional level will be vital for funding SDGs

Ahead of the UN Sustainable Development Summit from 25-27 September, and to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, a 10-minute film introducing the Sustainable Development Goals is projected onto UN Headquarters. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Nations themselves and regional commissions must lead the way in setting the course for sustainable development.

That's according to Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Ms Akhtar was a keynote presenter at the UN Forum on Financing for Development.

She spoke with Maoqi Li about financing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Duration: 3'59"

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