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(REF SH23) Roundtable with the High Representative of the Coalition for the Sahel, Dr Djimé Adoum, High Representative, Coalition for the Sahel.

"The real Southern Frontier of Europe," as EU Special Representative for the Sahel Emanuela del Re describes the region, is central to the transit of goods and people between the continents. The Sahel is home to some of the world's least developed and youngest nations with 50% of its inhabitants less than 15 years of Read More

(REF ESG29) Environmental, Social and Governance: How ESG influences progress towards the SDGs

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments. Environmental criteria consider how a company performs as a steward of nature. Social criteria examine how it manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where it operates. Governance deals Read More

(REF UV30) The role of universities through research and strategic partnerships in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The role of universities through research and strategic partnerships in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) In an era where global concerns about sustainability issues are at a peak as shown by the current agenda of the international community, international universities have a crucial role to play. The UN Gs) provide a platform for country-level commitments Read More

(REF S1730) Science and SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals The SDG 17 is a universal and urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development by 2030. The goal, being adopted in 2015 is a follow-up of the partially achieved millennium Read More

(REF SS30) Sudan and its Contribution to the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, Convened by the National Centre for Research, Sudan Zeinab Osman

The Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations require international action, the collaboration of individual states as well as national initiatives. Action and involvement of less developed states are equally important and essential as initiatives taken by developed countries. This session will shed some light on Sudan and its contribution to the SDGs in Read More

(REF PC30) People Centered Internet and the SDGs

Increasingly the realization is dawning that digital technology is not serving us well, when designed without regard to impact on people and planet. The concept of a People Centered Digital Future can come to the front and center of our collective effort to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Families, neighbourhoods, our homes Read More

(REF DF28)Roundtable discussion on how Development Finance can support the SDGs, with particular focus on Hi-Tech Skills including leveraging funding instruments at a global level.

15h00 Declan Kirrane, Welcome Remarks Dr. Rita Lawlor Biobank Director, ARC-Net and University of Verona, Moderator 15h05 Ms. Eva Kaili MEP, European Parliament, Keynote Remarks 15h15 Prof Ian Jones, Innopharma Education 15h25 Prof Kurt Zatloukal Medical University Graz 15h35 Discussants:           Mr. Barry Palte CEO, EQ Capital Partners           Dr. Fuad Mrad Director, United Nations Economic and Social Commission Read More

2021 Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Talent competitiveness in times of COVID Join the virtual launch of The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2021 on October 19th at 1 pm CET. The GTCI is the leading annual benchmark on talent competitiveness, ranking 134 countries on how they grow, attract and retain talent. This year’s report has been compiled by Prof. Felipe Read More

Global SME Finance Forum 2021

Welcome & Keynote: Facilitating Green and Inclusive Solutions through Technology Welcome MC - Georja Calvin-Smith, Writer, TV Journalist Opening Keynote: Facilitating Green and Inclusive Solutions through Technology Speaker: Vint Cerf, Vice President, and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Tamara Singh, Board Member, People-Centered Internet Justin Rice, Vice President of Ecosystem, Stellar Development Foundation Please register here  Read More