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We are pleased to announce that the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations System (JIU) will host and co-organise, with the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), an International Conference on "Public private partnerships for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations, between 10 and 12 April 2018.

The Conference will be an open event focused on the JIU report on the United Nations – private sector partnership arrangements and will give the participants the occasion to take part in expert and action oriented debates on how to improve the contributions of the private sector to the 2030 Agenda and strengthen partnerships.

The thematic debates in panels will be structured on a special triangular format (UN participating organisations - private sector representatives - academia/thinks tanks/civil society).

The thematic structure will be articulated around topics like “coalescing the energies of SMEs”, “how to communicate with the private sector about SDGs”, “investing in SDGs”, “incentivising the private sector”, “training for partnerships”, “innovation partnerships”, “are the SDGs and the profit-seeking compatible?” etc.

We look forward to welcoming you in Geneva !

Palais des Nations (MAP HERE)
Palais des Nations, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva Switzerland

Room XVII, Palais des Nations

Starts Apr 9, 2018 08:00
Ends Apr 13, 2018 18:00

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Please do not forget to bring a valid photo ID

Access to the JIU report on partnership arrangements between the United Nations system and the private sector:

Access to the programme of the Conference: