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Grete Faremo speaks at opening day of the 63rd Session on the Commission of the Status of Women in New York.
‘sustainABLE’ will provide project partners, developers and others working in the development sector with practical actions that will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Statement by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and UNOPS Executive Director 11 March 2019, UN Headquarters, Conference Room 12, New York
Opening remarks by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS at the Gender Dialogues series, Denmark, 1 March 2019
With the adoption of Sustainable Development Goal 5 by the UN General Assembly in 2015, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls has achieved an unprecedented place at the centre of the global Agenda 2030.
Under a new agreement, UNOPS will construct a bridge in the Arua District of Uganda, with $1.7 million in funding from the government of Japan.
The Commission on the Status of Women is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo is attending two side events: One focused on infrastructure, sustainable development and the advancement of women on 11 March and one on social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructure on 13 March. Sanjay Mathur, Director for UNOPS Asia Region, will also participate in a side event on gender sensitive infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific on 22 March.
The Gender Dialogues aims to address the unfinished business of achieving gender parity. UNOPS will co-host the first of three events at UN City, in collaboration with the Embassies of Australia, Ireland and Norway in Denmark. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo is delivering the opening remarks at the event.
Hosted by the United Kingdom and Jordan, this conference will demonstrate the scale of ambition for Jordan’s economic transformation. It will bring together an audience of political leaders, bilateral partners, donors, CEOs and private sector leaders interested in opportunities in Jordan.
Some 200 kilometres south-east of Yangon, a new healthcare centre is serving the township of Thaton in Mon state, Myanmar – home to around 275,000 residents. The Pawdaw Mu health centre is just one of 21 centres built with funding from mobile telecommunications operator, Ooredoo, to address dire health needs across the country.
A paper by The Economist Intelligence Unit – supported by UNOPS – assesses the role of infrastructure in achieving the Global Goals, using the three pillars of sustainability: the economy, the environment and wider society.