High Level Session - Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the Sustainable Development Goals
This event is convened under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network.
PAGE brings together five UN agencies – UN Environment, International Labour Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Industrial Development Organization, and UN Institute for Training and Research – whose mandates, expertise and networks combined can offer integrated and holistic support to countries on environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive green economies, ensuring coherence and avoiding duplication.
This high-level dialogue aims to present and discuss the PAGE collaboration in 13 countries, following the 2nd PAGE Ministerial Conference held in Berlin from 27 to 28 March 2017, and in view of the forthcoming 3rd Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly in December. In addition to providing an overview of PAGE's work in existing country partners, the session will also explore the future of the Programme in advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, supporting global action against climate change and also highlight the importance of initiatives such as PAGE in the framework of the Future of Work.
Welcome remarks by Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization
The PAGE partnership by Steven Stone, Chief, Economics and Trade Branch, UN Environment
Opening statements, invited speakers:
Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment
H.E. Amb. Antje Leendertse, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Germany
H.E. Amb. Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, South Africa
Nikhil Seth, Executive Director, UN Institute for Training and Research
Summary and closing by Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization
International Labour Office - Room II - Route des Morillons 4, 1202 Genève