Uzbekistan’s first SDG Bond Allocation and Impact Report
In July 2021, Uzbekistan has become the first country in the region and the second in the world to issue a Sovereign SDG Bonds worth of $US 235 million (nominated in Uzbek soums), with a 14% coupon rate, for a period of three years. The Bond facilitated the transfer of resources from global investors to public SDG-oriented projects in seven areas: Education (SDG 4), Water Management (SDG 6), Health (SDG 3), Green Transportation (SDG 11), Pollution Control (SDG 11), Management of Natural Resources (SDG 15), and Green Energy (SDG 7).
Breakthrough Alliance on Technology and Media
A new alliance of the United Nations development system with the private sector. A Silicon Valley / Hollywood: Tech & Media Funders Breakthrough Alliance of the Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund builds capacity for the SDGs with public and private sector support in areas including science and technology, transportation, urban planning, oceans, climate ed tech, climate equity, energy systems, and clean water, with the deep spirit of inclusion.