New York, July 12: UNDP is organizing a corporate side event on the theme of ‘Nature for Life: Accelerating SDG Progress by Investing in People and Planet,’ alongside the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) 2018. The high-level event will focus on why development needs to do more in managing and investing in natural resources. The event will:  

•   Demonstrate how investing in natural resource management accelerates SDG progress on livelihoods, jobs, women and youth empowerment, growth, climate change, migration, peace and stability;

 •  Highlight the links between natural resource governance, sustainable and resilient societies, and efforts to achieve the SDGs, including the goals under review at this year’s HLPF - Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17 – in addition to SDG 13 and 14;

•   Showcase initiatives led by the UN, governments, private sector, and communities that bridge the development-humanitarian nexus, and can be replicated, adapted, and scaled across countries; and

•    Facilitate South-South-North learning and knowledge exchange.

WHAT:     A high-level panel discussion moderated by UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner    
WHEN:    Wednesday, July 18, 1:15-2:30 pm    
WHERE:  UN Secretariat Building, Conference Room 1, New York City
WHO:

Member States:   
•    U.Enkhtuvshin, Deputy Prime Minister, Mongolia
•    Mame Thierno Dieng, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal
•    Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt

Private Sector

•    Peter Middlebrook, CEO, Geopolicity

UN Partners:       
•    Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
•    Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary, UNCCD
•    Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
•    Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor for the Sahel

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For more information: Sangita Khadka, Communications Specialist, UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, New York, Email: sangita.khadka@undp.org ; Tel: +1 212 906 5043

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