EMG Nexus Dialogue on Law for Environmental Sustainability

Organization: UN EMG in collaboration with the Law Division of UN Environment

Location: International Environment House II, Geneva, Switzerland

Description: The Dialogue will identify existing gaps and opportunities for strengthened collaboration among UN entities and other stakeholders to promote legal measures to implement Agenda 2030, with particular focus on its environmental dimension. During this half day event we will discuss how these entities can collaborate by building on existing successful partnerships and borrowing from good practices in other areas of law. By exploring these issues through an environmental lens, the Dialogue will encourage the implementation of Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.


The findings of the Dialogue will contribute to the process of developing a new phase of the Montevideo Programme, in preparation for the discussions at the fourth session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly IV in March 2019 in Nairobi and the review of SDG 16 at the High-Level Political Forum in July 2019 in New York.

More info & registration https://unemg.org/law-for-environmental-sustainability/

Africa in a 2030 Perspective

Organization: Graduate Institute

Location: Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Description: Between now and 2030 Africa will either tilt towards a successful development model that embraces the different emerging strands of social and economic change in the continent or lapse into a crisis of governance, unmanageable demographic growth and social breakdown. Lord Malloch-Brown will deploy his many years of involvement in African development and politics to weigh which is the more likely outcome.

Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is a former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations as well as previous Administrator of UNDP. He has also served in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office. Mr Brown is Co-chair of a new Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development and a Senior Advisor at Eurasia.  He is active both in business and in the non-profit world and deeply involved in international affairs. 

Moderator : Jean-Louis Arcand, Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.

registration: http://graduateinstitute.ch/events/_/events/corporate/2018/africa-in-a-2030-perspective

Geneva 2030 Ecosystem Open Gathering

Organization: Geneva 2030 Ecosystem

Location: Domaine de Penthes

Description: The Geneva 2030 Ecosystem is growing by the day, now with over 300 individuals and entities who are committed to accelerating progress on the 2030 Agenda. In order to serve this dynamic community better, we have changed the format of our Ecosystem meetings to be more interactive and allow participants to build their network by bringing their ideas, thoughts, challenges and opportunities to the table

Join us for the first-ever open Geneva 2030 Ecosystem gathering!

More info & registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geneva-2030-ecosystem-open-gathering-tickets-51999347448

Innovative Financing for Education and Development: Potential, Progress and Debates

Organization: The event is jointly organised by NORRAG, an Associate Programme of the Graduate Institute Geneva focusing on international policies and cooperation in education and training, and the Centre for Finance and Development.

Location: Graduate Institute Geneva, in room S8.

Description: NORRAG and the Centre for Finance and Development are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on Innovative Financing for Education and Development.

Achievement of SDG 4 on inclusive and equitable quality education will require substantial increases in international aid and domestic financing for education. Given the general decline in global aid to education and the need for an additional US$ 1.8 trillion per year (as estimated by the Education Commission) in low- and middle-income countries, there is a growing interest in turning to innovative and non-traditional financing for the sector. The sector, however, has not witnessed widespread experimentation or adoption of innovative financing mechanisms yet. There also exists scepticism and polarising debates, primarily around the engagement of the private sector in financing and delivery of education as a public good.

The panellists will present their experiences and insights with development financing in education and the potential role of innovative financing mechanisms in meeting the global SDG goal.

More info & registration: http://graduateinstitute.ch/lang/en/pid/13977-2/_/events/cfd/2018/innovative-financing-for-educati