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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.
During the UN General Assembly, Member States are invited to comment on an issue of global concern during the general debate. Grete Faremo, UNOPS Executive Director, will attend the debate, which focuses on the theme: 'Focusing on people – striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet.'
Hosted annually by the UN Secretary-General at the opening of the UN General Assembly, the United Nations Private Sector Forum brings together leading CEOs and investors, Heads of State and Government, senior UN leadership and select civil society representatives for an interactive discussion and high-level networking opportunity. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will lead a discussion during the event.
The Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation are bringing together senior thinkers from governments, finance, banking, non-governmental organizations and the corporate sector to explore international efforts to move countries out of fragility and into stability and growth. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in panel discussion on redefining fragility in the African context.
The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN. The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly will begin in New York at UN Headquarters.
The President of the UN General Assembly will convene a two-day high-level meeting to discuss the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda and to reflect on the positioning of UN-Habitat in that regard. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in a panel discussion entitled 'Implementing the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs – the role of the United Nations System.'
The second regular session of the UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS Executive Board will take place in New York at UN Headquarters. You can watch the live proceedings of the Executive Board in New York via UN Web TV.
This event, held in connection with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark's annual Ambassador Meeting, will focus on a changing United Nations and the Danish expectations for future UN collaboration. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in a debate on the preparedness of the UN to handle current and future challenges.
Arendalsuka is a politically independent annual forum held in Norway. National delegates in politics, society and industry meet each other and the public to debate and develop policies for the present and future. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in several panel events at Arendalsuka, including: 15 August: Panel debate on the circular economy in the process industry. 16 August: Panel of experts will discuss implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals during a working breakfast on development. 17 August: Panel debate on technology as a major driver of change, as well as a panel debate on democracy
This year's World Trade Organization Global Review theme is promoting trade, inclusiveness and connectivity for sustainable development. During this event, stakeholders will look at how Aid for Trade can contribute to the integration of developing countries and least developed countries into the multilateral trading system, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in a panel discussion during a plenary session entitled 'Aid and inclusive trade: Financing trade connectivity and the Sustainable Development Goals' on 11 July 2017.
The Swiss IT Leadership Forum is an association of leading executives from the Swiss ICT industry. The three-day event will focus on communicating hands-on experience and trends in strategic positioning and the organization of ICT functions. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo is participating in this event. Ms. Faremo will speak about the vision of UNOPS on artificial intelligence.