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The Blockchain Symposium will focus on blockchain in relation to identity, financial services, the Sustainable Development Goals and land registration. A book on the legal aspects of blockchain – a co-production of UNOPS, Blockchainprojects.nl and a consortium of legal experts – will also be presented during the symposium. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will give the closing remarks.
This Ministerial level side event to the UN General Assembly offers a platform to discuss essential elements of quality infrastructure and its promotion as an international standard. Co-organized by UNOPS, the European Commission and the Government of Japan, the event will focus on financing infrastructure and how this can be achieved without exposing countries to unsustainable debt risk. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo is speaking at this event.
This event will introduce the Defeat Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Partnership, a new ‘public-private-people’ partnership with the goal of sustained actions against NCDs, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all (Sustainable Development Goal 3). UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo is speaking at the launch.
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.
Organized by UNOPS China and Qinhuangdao People’s Municipal Government – in collaboration with Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Peking University Sixth Hospital – the theme of this year’s Summit is neuroscience and mental health. UNOPS Director for the Asia Region Sanjay Mathur will speak during the opening ceremony.
IMPACT2030 is a private sector-led initiative – in collaboration with the UN, social and public sectors, and academia – with the mission of advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through employee volunteer programmes. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will give the closing speech for the event.
The Second regular session of the UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS Executive Board will take place in New York at UN Headquarters. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss UNOPS work and the Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement on 5 September 2018. You can watch all the proceedings live via UN Web TV or follow #unopsEB on Twitter.
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.