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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.
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.