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As part of the 2018 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, this roundtable will enable discussion among relevant stakeholders involved in developing innovative solutions based on blockchain technology. UNOPS, the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the Government of Slovenia will co-host the event. Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, UNOPS Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology, will participate.
Co-hosted by UNOPS and held at UN City, weeklong courses – taught in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals – will focus on empowering people with tools and skills for innovation and design.
Folkemødet is a meeting of people and politicians, with Bornholm providing the venue for Danish politicians to debate current political issues. UNOPS representatives from the Partnerships and Liaison Group will be attending and speaking at the event.
Different stakeholders – including the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, regional development banks and businesses – will come together to explore ways the UN can better align itself with the rapidly changing world of international finance, and support the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will be a speaker on a panel entitled ‘Let the investment grow: filling in the gap of trillions.’
The Annual Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board will take place in New York at UN Headquarters. Board documents are available on the UNOPS website. The UNOPS segment will take place on 4 June 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30 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. The entire meeting will be available live on UN Web TV.
Thought leaders, business experts and innovators will explore the ability of artificial intelligence to generate business value during this event. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will deliver a keynote speech.
The Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN Women and WFP will take place in New York at UN Headquarters.
Organized by the European Commission, this event brings the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. This year’s theme is ‘Women and girls at the forefront of sustainable development: Protect, empower, invest.’ The Director of UNOPS Infrastructure and Project Management Group, Nick O’Regan, will participate in a debate panel on women and girls in urban spaces.
Participants will assess efforts undertaken, as well as opportunities to strengthen the UN’s work on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will attend.
Participants will discuss how to improve private sector contributions to the 2030 Agenda and strengthen partnerships. UNOPS Head of Global Innovation and Technology Jonas Svensson will participate in a panel discussion on innovation.
The event will explore new ways to address the critical gap in financing for national non-communicable disease responses. UNOPS Partnerships and Liaison Group Director Nikolaj Gilbert will give a keynote address.
The 21st International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and United Nations Advisers will focus on the theme of advancing protection, peace and development.