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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.
The Global Opportunity Report 2018 will highlight the possibilities and solutions for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in the launch of the report.
The first regular session of the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Population Fund and UNOPS Executive Board will take place in New York at UN Headquarters.
Hosted by the World Bank in the run-up to International Anti-Corruption Day, this panel discussion will focus on how to engage and achieve results when working in high corruption risk environments. Nicholas George, Director of UNOPS Washington Office, will participate in the panel discussion.
Co-hosted by UNOPS and Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this event aims to create awareness of both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the opportunities for businesses in helping to achieve them. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss how the United Nations and the private sector can work together under SDG 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
During the Blockchain Summit, more than 60 speakers will discuss the impact and benefits of blockchain technology on businesses. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will moderate a session on how blockchain can help develop emerging markets.
The Chief Executives Board for Coordination brings together the executive heads of 31 specialized organizations to deliver as one at the global, regional and country levels. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in the Board's second regular session.
This year's EFQM Forum will focus on how enhanced agility can help organizations working in turbulent environments to seize onto game-changing opportunities and shift resources. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will give a speech entitled 'Agilising a business process' on the opening day of the event.
The 'Women in Consulting' event allows participants to develop an understanding of management consulting at Boston Consulting Group. Participants will take part in a hands-on workshop simulation, which will allow them to gain more insights into the organization's casework. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will give a keynote speech during the event.
Hosted during UN General Assembly week, the Bloomberg Global Business Forum brings together a community of global leaders who will work together to address the most pressing economic issues facing us today. Topics of discussion include: Creating economic growth while encouraging technological innovation; the need for new international trade and immigration policies; identifying the greatest areas of opportunity for progress; and forging new coalitions to combat existential environmental threats. UNOPS Director Grete Faremo will be attending this event.
Jointly organized by UNOPS, the European Commission, and the Government of Japan on the margins of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, this event will promote quality infrastructure and its international standardization. Participants will take stock of current activities, projects and policy actions to support the development of quality infrastructure, illustrate examples of good practices, and identify possible future collaboration opportunities and joint activities. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will be a keynote speaker at the event.
This high-level event is a follow up to two working-level dialogues on water as a global challenge. Convened in Spring 2017, the events discussed ways to improve the integration and coordination of the UN's work on water-related goals and targets, and suggested a way forward. UNOPS Director Grete Faremo will be attending this event.