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This event aims to find new ways to inspire, mobilize and connect people and organizations to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss gender, infrastructure and COVID-19 via video on 26 March at 3:30 pm (Central European Time).
As part of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UNOPS will host – with The Why and the Embassies of Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom in Denmark – the side event 'Gender Dialogues: The Road to Equality' on 16 March from 3:00 to 4:30 pm (Central European Time). Participants will discuss how infrastructure increases women’s participation in public life. UNOPS Director of Partnerships and Liaison Group, Émilie Potvin, will give the opening remarks and participate in a panel discussion.
UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will reflect on UNOPS work in 2020 and discuss priorities for 2021 on 4 February at 10:00 am (New York time). You can watch the live proceedings of the Executive Board via UN Web TV or follow #unopsEB on Twitter.
Hosted by the Netherlands, this event will see the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda aimed at making the world more resilient to climate change. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in the Infrastructure Anchoring Event panel discussion on 26 January.
This seminar is an opportunity for Nordic companies to gain insight into UN procurement practices and objectives, as well as display Nordic innovations and solutions. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will deliver the opening remarks.
Global Korea Convention 2020 aims to share Korea's achievements and best practices in international cooperation. In a pre-recorded message, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss the importance of working together to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as discuss UNOPS work with the Republic of Korea in these areas.
Institutional investors from across the Nordic region will look at key events and opportunities within the investment world in 2020. As part of this event, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss how investing in green infrastructure can drive sustainable development and the role procurement can play in helping to create greener economies.
Part of a series of online events held in conjunction with the 2020 G20 Presidency Agenda, this event examines how global trade and investment – key drivers for growth, innovation and job creation – have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in a panel discussion on supply chain resilience in the post-pandemic world.
During a virtual event hosted by the South African Norwegian Association, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss how gender-blind infrastructure could contribute to depriving women's rights to education, work and transport.
The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the UN – and the only one in which all 193 Member States have equal representation. During the General Assembly, Member States discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the UN Charter. The UN will also mark its 75th anniversary during this year's General Assembly.
A virtual session of the second regular session of the UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS Executive Board will take place 31 August to 4 September. On 1 September, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss the midterm review of UNOPS strategic plan and present the Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement.
A virtual session of the Annual Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board will take place 3-5 June 2020. Board documents are available on the UNOPS website. The UNOPS segment will take place on 3 June from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (New York time), during which UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will deliver a statement and present UNOPS Annual Report of the Executive Director to the Executive Board.