Post-2015 Development Orientation and Briefing Programme VIII Geneva

Type:

Briefing

Specific Target Audience:

Core Diplomatic Training

Date:

27 May - 27 May 2014

Duration of event:

1 day

Location:

Geneva, Switzerland

Programme area:

Multilateral Diplomacy

Fee:

No fee

Event focal point email:

Other events details:

Public – by registration   Face-to-Face    English   open to register/apply   How to register

The registration is closed
Deadline for registration: 27 May 2014

Background

Given the complexity and number of processes that will contribute to the development of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is organizing a series of interactive technical briefings for members of delegations, other government officials and a limited number of international civil servants at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The overall objective of the briefings is to strengthen knowledge for evidence-based decision making in the formulation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda to be agreed by Member States in September 2015. 

Event Objectives

 The series will feature around 10 different sessions, and will

  • Assist participants to access the most up-to-date and essential information coming from the numerous processes that will contribute to the Post-2015 agenda, and key outcomes of ongoing Member States’ discussions in various fora, as well as allowing newly arrived delegates to ‘catch up’;
  • Provide a dynamic and interactive space where delegates can exchange views on the Post-2015 development agenda and have a more in-depth discussion, as needed.

The briefings will be facilitated by prominent experts and involve peer-to-peer learning and active involvement of members of delegations. An online resource platform will also be available to support the learning experience. 

Content and Structure

Briefing 8 "New Global Partnership"

Invited experts:
-      Mr. Daniel Lopez Acuna, Director of the Department of Country Cooperation and Collaboration with the United Nations System, WHO
-      Mr. Dominic Waughray, Senior Director and Head of Environmental Initiatives for the World Economic Forum
-      Mr. Hamish Jenkins, Senior Programme Officer, UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)

Targeted Audience

Members of Delegations and other government representatives at the United Nations who would like to improve their knowledge of and access to the most-up-to-date information of the intergovernmental process. A number of seats will be available for international civil servants to participate as observers provided they have received a confirmation of registration.

Additional Information

Date and Time: Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 15:00 - 17:30

Venue: Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The event is free and open to the delegates to the United Nations. Prior online registration is required.

For more information:  www.unitar.org/post2015briefing