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Under-Secretary-General Grete Faremo delivers statement at the 2019 Annual Session of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS in New York.
Statement by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS, to UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annual Session, New York – 7 June 2019
Intervention by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS
As part of a global initiative led by the President of the UN General Assembly, a music festival on the island of Antigua brought together musicians, artists, celebrities, policy leaders and innovators to raise awareness on the issue of plastic pollution.
A tripartite agreement has been signed with the government of Kenya and Sustainable Housing Solutions in the latest step for UNOPS Social Impact Investing Initiative.
Over four years ago two major earthquakes devastated many lives in Nepal. Along with partners we’re helping thousands of women and men rebuild their homes and livelihoods, for a chance at a brighter and more secure future.
In 2015, following two massive earthquakes, the people of Nepal found themselves standing amid their crumbling houses. More than four years on, we are working with partners on a range of initiatives that are helping these communities rebuild their homes to be stronger and more resilient – so that they can look forward to a more secure future.
Organized by the European Commission, this two-day 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 ‘Addressing inequalities: Building a world which leaves no one behind.’ UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in a panel organized by the Directorate‑General for Economic and Financial Affairs on fostering inclusive growth – matching efficiency with fairness for sustained development.
The India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports Southern-owned and led, demand-driven and transformational sustainable development projects across the developing world, with a focus on least developed countries and Small Island Developing States. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will speak at an event marking the Fund’s second anniversary.
The Annual Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board will take place in New York at UN Headquarters 3-7 June 2019. Board documents are available on the UNOPS website. The UNOPS segment will take place on 7 June from 10:00 am to 12:00 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. The entire meeting will be streamed live on UN Web TV.
UNOPS has been awarded the ConnXus Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Award at the 2019 Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards held in London.