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As part of a UNOPS-hosted side event to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will take part in a panel discussion on how to strengthen healthcare systems as the world responds to and recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in a pre-recorded panel on 1 July entitled 'Supply chain integrity beyond compliance: case studies on why it makes business sense to pay more than due diligence to respecting human rights.'
The 14th edition of the European Development Days will focus on the topic of a green deal for a sustainable future. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will deliver welcome remarks for a high-level panel with UN-Habitat on sustainable urbanization.
A virtual session of the Annual Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board will be held 7-11 June 2021. Board documents are available on UNOPS website. The UNOPS segment will take place on 11 June from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (New York time), during which UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will deliver a statement and present UNOPS Annual Report of the Executive Director.
Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN and co-organized byUNOPS, Executive Director Grete Faremo will join a panel discussion entitled 'Advancing the prevention of corruption through partnerships and synergies in public procurement' on 3 June as part of a side event to the UN Special session of the General Assembly against Corruption 2021.
This event aims to find new ways to inspire, mobilize and connect people and organizations to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss gender, infrastructure and COVID-19 via video on 26 March at 3:30 pm (Central European Time).
As part of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UNOPS will host – with The Why and the Embassies of Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom in Denmark – the side event 'Gender Dialogues: The Road to Equality' on 16 March from 3:00 to 4:30 pm (Central European Time). Participants will discuss how infrastructure increases women’s participation in public life. UNOPS Director of Partnerships and Liaison Group, Émilie Potvin, will give the opening remarks and participate in a panel discussion.
UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will reflect on UNOPS work in 2020 and discuss priorities for 2021 on 4 February at 10:00 am (New York time). You can watch the live proceedings of the Executive Board via UN Web TV or follow #unopsEB on Twitter.
Hosted by the Netherlands, this event will see the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda aimed at making the world more resilient to climate change. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will participate in the Infrastructure Anchoring Event panel discussion on 26 January.
This seminar is an opportunity for Nordic companies to gain insight into UN procurement practices and objectives, as well as display Nordic innovations and solutions. UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will deliver the opening remarks.
Global Korea Convention 2020 aims to share Korea's achievements and best practices in international cooperation. In a pre-recorded message, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss the importance of working together to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as discuss UNOPS work with the Republic of Korea in these areas.
Institutional investors from across the Nordic region will look at key events and opportunities within the investment world in 2020. As part of this event, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo will discuss how investing in green infrastructure can drive sustainable development and the role procurement can play in helping to create greener economies.