SIGA Sport Integrity Forum IV

Organization: Sport Integrity Forum Alliance (SIGA) 

Location: United Nations Office at Geneva

Description: Twice a year, SIGA hosts a dedicated Sport Integrity Forum featuring lively, interactive and highly-informed panel discussions from a variety of industry experts. Each Forum gathers over 100 leaders from the world of sport, government, finance, business and civil society to address the most pressing governance and integrity issues facing the sports industry. The Forums provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss and exchange ideas for best practice, and instigate reforms in areas such as good governance, financial integrity, sports betting integrity and protection of minors in sport.

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Trade for Sustainable Development Forum 2018

Organization: International Trade Centre

Location: International Trade Centre, 54-56 Rue de Montbrillant, 1202 Geneva

Description:   The Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum is one of the leading events focused on trends in sustainable value chains and voluntary sustainability standards.

Organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the fifth T4SD Forum will discuss SDG 12 " Responsible Consumption and Production" and its relationship with sustainable trade in global value chains.

The T4SD Forum 2018 is held in parallel to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2018.

Event details:

1 October (hosted at ITC): this Eventbrite registration applies

  • Full Day of Sessions

  • Cocktail Reception

2 October (hosted at ITC): this Eventbrite registration applies

  • Partners Event with UNCTAD BioTrade

  • T4SD Project Labs: interactive sessions to present T4SD’s projects through the lens of different targets of SDG 12. Session speakers will be project partners, beneficiaries, donors and managers.

  1. Project Lab 1: EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award
  2. Project Lab 2: Climate Expert Tool
  3. Project Lab 3: Tailored Solutions for Empowering and Including Smallholder Producers in International Value Chains
  4. Project Lab 4: Sustainable Investment Practices in Africa
  5. Project Lab 5: 10YFP Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information

3 October (hosted at the WTO): to attend this session, a mandatory separate registration process applies: WTO Public Forum 2018

  • High-level Panel at the WTO Public Forum

More details are available in the event website.

Please bring an ID and the confirmation of your T4SD Forum registration on 1 and 2 October, and an ID and the confirmation of the WTO Public Forum registration on 3 October.


1 & 2 October: International Trade Centre (ITC), 54-56 Rue de Montbrillant, Geneva, Switzerland

3 October: World Trade Organization (WTO), Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva, Switzerland

WTO Public Forum details:

The World Trade Organization hosts its annual Public Forum on 2-4 October, in WTO HQ. Participants wishing to attend the T4SD Forum high-level panel in the WTO (3 October) and any other events of the WTO Public Forum are kindly requested to register also for the WTO Public Forum. The registration link is provided here as well as in the T4SD Forum registration form. For the first days of the T4SD Forum, 1 and 2 October, registration via this Eventbrite website is required.


UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum

Organization:  UNCTAD

Location: Palais des Nations, Geneva

Description: The UNCTAD World Investment Forum is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. It facilitates multi-stakeholder collective action to stimulate investment in development. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics.

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Multi-Disciplinary Academic Conference - Setting the Future Investment Research Agenda

Organization: Graduate Institute

Locationat the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

Description: This Multi-Disciplinary Academic Conference is the central academic platform within the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum (WIF). Its objective is to facilitate collective, multidisciplinary brainstorming aimed at developing a shared vision and shaping the future research agenda for investment in sustainable development.

This day-long event will take place on Friday 26 October 2018 (Day 5 of the WIF) from 9:00-16:00 at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

Organized in cooperation with academic partners, including the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development (CFD), the Academy of International Business (AIB), the Society of International Economy and Law (SIEL), and the European International Business Academy (EIBA), the event will bring together scholars of international business, economics, law and other relevant fields under the auspices of the UNCTAD Academic Network on Investment.

Discussions will explore emerging trends for future research in investment and multinational enterprise. The event will produce a “Future Investment Research Agenda” which will be presented during the plenary session and identify a list of opportunities for collaboration between researchers and UNCTAD’s Investment and Enterprise Division. The debate will centre on key themes that are expected to shape the international business and development landscape in the coming years.

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