FACTI Panel Co-chair Dr. Dalia Grybauskaite addressed the UN ESCWA Arab Forum for Sustainable Development on Tuesday, 30 March 2021. She addressed the plenary meeting on "Financing for development: what is possible and necessary in the Arab region to achieve the 2030 Agenda?"
"The level of cooperation, of course, seems not sufficient, especially in a critical situation as we have it now," Dr. Grybauskaite said. "We could build a better future for people in general and for our planet if we stop illicit financial flows, but we must bring a comprehensive, robust and effective system that brings financial integrity for sustainable development." She continued: "For the Arab region there are both many challenges but also much to gain."