A Dynamic Future: The Role of the Joint SDG Fund in Catalyzing SDG Progress

13:15 - 14:30 EST

The Permanent Mission of Spain and the United Nations Joint SDG Fund's High-Level Political Forum 2024 side event will provide an in-depth exploration of how the Joint SDG Fund supports critical transitions in areas such as food systems, social protection and decent jobs, education, and more. These areas are essential for achieving the SDGs by 2030. The discussion will highlight successful case studies, innovative financing mechanisms, and the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships in driving systemic change. This side event will explore how the Joint SDG Fund catalyzes systemic changes across critical sectors, driving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals through innovative financing and multi-stakeholder partnerships. Through such efforts, the fund contributes to achieving the goals and objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ensuring a more coordinated and efficient path to sustainable development worldwide.


  • Mr. Didier Trebucq, UN Resident Coordinator, Georgia


  • Ms. Eva Granados Galiano, State Secretary for International Cooperation at the Council of Ministers, Spain. 
  • Ms. Rosemary Kalapurakal, Deputy Director, United Nations Development Coordination.

Proposed panellists: 

  • Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Normative Support, UN System Coordination and Programme Result
  • Ms. Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the United Nations Global Compact
  • H.E. Undersecretary (Vice-Minister) Analiza Rebuelta-Teh, Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines
  • H.E. Ms. Maritza Chan Valverde, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Costa Rica
  • Mr.  Scott MacMillan, Director of Learning and Effectiveness, BRAC


  • Ms. María Rosa Martínez Rodríguez, Secretary of State for Social Rights and Agenda 2030, Spain.