USPC at HLPF Side Event Featuring PAGE on Green Economy

Jul 30, 2017

USPC Director and staff with UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner at the HLPF UN PAGE side event

The five UN Agency Partnership for Action for Action (PAGE) initiative believes that by convening international institutions, governments, the private sector and civil society, it can radically alter the way market forces work to promote sustainable and equitable economies. PAGE aimed to spread this message to thought-leaders and policy-makers at a side-event to the High Level Political Forum, entitled “Recalibrating Market Forces: How Greener and More Inclusive Economies and Finance are Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals.”

UN PAGE explored this issue at the side-event by convening leading international institutions, governments, the private sector and civil society to discuss pathways and options for radically altering the way market forces deliver sustainable and equitable economies.

The event closed with special remarks from Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), who mapped the evolution of green economy and PAGE as a concept and partnership designed to open new choices and options for countries, noting that the success of the partnership is driven by the strong country ownership expressed by the panelists and participating countries. He remarked that this kind of initiative is aligned with the UN Secretary General’s call for system-wide reform of the UN, and its ability to work together and deliver on the 2030 agenda.

The event, which took place on July 17, 2017 at Scandinavia House, New York City, included speakers from donor governments, PAGE countries, UN organizations and the private sector, and was attended by more than 100 people.

The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre staff supported the organization of this side event.