Five years ago, UN member states endorsed the ambitious 2030 agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 17 objectives for securing prosperity. The Covid-19 pandemic and the associated economic crisis pose great challenges around the globe. The objectives of this webinar, organised by the United Nations Association of New Zealand, are to explore how the SDGs can be used as a strategic tool when reforming economic structures to address the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speakers for this timely webinar and online discussion will be:
- Professor Girol Karacaoglu, Head of the School of Government VUW and former Chief Economist at the New Zealand Treasury
- Ned Clarence-Smith, former UNIDO Director, South Asian Region and former Head of the National Cleaner Production Centres Programme, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
- Dr Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Environment and Development United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
- Dr Mia Mikic, Director of the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific