BBVA Microfinance Foundation Recognized by UN for its Contribution to the New Agenda for Sustainable Development

Date: 
18 Nov 2015
Source: 
BBVA

The BBVA Microfinance Foundation has been recognized by the United Nations Organization (UN) as one of the 13 private institutions worldwide whose activity contributes to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the UN for 2030, as a continuation of the Millennium Goals.

According to the report entitled “Working together towards the Sustainable Development Goals: (SDGs): A framework for Action”, the BBVA Microfinance Foundation is notable for its activity in favor of the SDGs of eradicating poverty and support for decent work and gender equality. This report has been produced by Harvard University’s Kennedy School and by Business Fights Poverty, the largest worldwide network of professionals from responsible companies.

The UN is working together with governments, civil societies and other partners to advance the Development Agenda through to 2030, with the goal of eradicating poverty by that date. The document looks at how to improve and increase the effectiveness of the collaboration between companies and the United Nations in the area of cooperation for development, and highlights actions and projects by international companies committed to sustainable development. These institutions also form part of the UN’s Private Sector Advisory Group, created in April 2015.

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