2018 ODSD Edition

Fourth Edition of The October Days for Sustainable Development

'Financing the SDGs' 

October 11 and 12, Luxembourg

The Agenda 2030 calls for an effective, coherent and sustainable financial system to be set up promptly. It is well acknowledged by the scientific and political community that the sustainable goals require a significant mobilization of financial resources to implement large-scale sustainable investments at a global level, and specifically in the poorer regions. This can be done only with a significant revamping of the financial system to embrace the sustainability principles of the Agenda 2030.

The 2018 edition of the October Days will contribute to addressing this challenge and will focus on SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development, with a particular attention to means of implementation related to financial resources for the sustainable goals and – as specific areas of implementation – on Water infrastructure (SDG 6), Gender equality (SDG 5), and Health and well-being (SDG 3).



Setting the ground: Conference Outline

Booklet and Agenda



Video of the Conference




Institutional Welcome

Francisco de Paula Coelho, Dean, EIB Institute  

Georg Mein, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Luxembourg  

Keynote Speach                                                                                                    
Carole Dieschbourg, Minister of the Environment, Government of Luxembourg




Session 1 – The Financing Gap


Session 2 – Financing Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6)


Who is doing what in the international community and at a domestic level to support and encourage the transition towards a fair and sustainable finance.


Financing specific infrastructures and projects  to create better access to water services.


Full slide presentation


Full slide presentation








Session 3 – Financing Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3)


Session 4 – Finaning Gender Equality (SDG 5)


Developing new financial models for better health and wellbeing opportunities.


How to leverage public and private financing resources for gender equality.


Full slide presentation


Full slide presentation




Concluding Remarks




















Lunch and Poster session 










Graphic narrative of the Conference