The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Participation of UNOPS Executive Director at UNGA and SDG Summit

18 - 21 September 2023

Monday, 18 September 2023

SDG Summit Opening Segment
(welcome remarks by the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary General, the President of ECOSOC & adoption of the political declaration)

9:00 - 09:40 (EDT)

SIDS. International Finance and Energy Transition Diplomacy within the scope of the next 10-year agenda to be adopted in Antigua and Barbuda at the 4th International Conference in May 2024.

Read the statement
13.15 - 14.15 (EDT) 

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

High-Level Breakfast of the Climate Mobility Summit
Harnessing Climate Mobility for Adaptation and Resilience

Read the talking points

7.40 - 9.30 (EDT)

Secretary General’s Climate Ambition Summit10.00 - 11.15 (EDT) 
FOSD Summit. Global Data Hub for SIDS
Panel on infrastructure to discuss the importance of data jointly with Stefan Schweinfest, UN- Statistic Division and Head of the UN-GGIM (Geospatial Information System).
11.25 - 11.50 (EDT)
DEVEX conversation @ UNGA 78 on Mobilizing SDG investment amid economic crisis13:15 - 13.50 (EDT)
Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development14:00-14:30 (EDT)
Signature ceremony of the MoU on the Global Data Hub for SIDS co-hosted by Prime Ministers H.E. Gaston Brown of Antigua and Barbuda and H.E. Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa of Samoa (Chair of AOSIS).18.00 - 18.30 (EDT)
Side Event on Role of carbon pricing. Co-hosted by the Government of Canada and the UN Office for Partnerships18:30-19:30 EDT)

Thursday, 21 September 2023


Breakfast Summit on Addressing Existential Threats Posed by Sea Level Rise
, co-hosted by the Global Centre for Climate Mobility (GCCM) hosted by UNOPS and attended by Heads of State of Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Palau, and Denmark senior minister.

Read the remarks

7.45 - 9.30 (EDT)

Summit of the Future
Preparatory ministerial meeting
10.00 - 11.00 (EDT) 
Host Country Agreement Signature Ceremony
11.30-12.15 (EDT)

Host Country Agreement Signature Ceremony

13.00 - 13.45 (EDT)

Message from UNOPS Executive Director

With only seven years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the clock is ticking. We need to act now.

Sustainable development goals

UNOPS supports the UN family, governments and other partners in their efforts to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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