which uni do you love most in world? I love Tsinghua- their teachers work with youth assuming the teacher's job is to make students do far more connected in sustaining the world than old teachers ever can.
So please rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk which are the most vital knowledge networks students need to amplify over next 2 college years up to Tokyo Olympics greatest ever celebration of valuing youth
  • march 2019 (nb delayed 3 months now expected june 2019) digital cooperation released by UN and 20 nations tech wizards including us melinda gates china's jack ma india's amandeep gill- the world's antonio guterres
  • march 2019 womens stories worldwide meeting hosted by beijing international language scholars http://yenchingsymposium.org/
  • april 2019 xi jinping debates most sustainable economic models for 100 nations using adam smith logic that each nation needs its own diverse economic and education model<;li>
  • july 2019 aiib asks luxembourg to mediate 100 sustainability banking delegations-japan begins year of world stage interventions celebrating Reiwajoy.com
  • july japan hosts g20- note homework started 1 dec 2018 for youth women sme and green finance networks to impact g20
  • 2017- the year that education changed the economics of everyone why can't UN design modula sdg livelihoods curricula
    2018 - YouthWorldAffairs -what if new york suburbs such as amazon hq2.2 rated by sustainability goals generation world class at jobs-connecting education as well as investment banking and media - join our meetings preparing before and after collaborations with WISE@UNGA UN sept 2018
    -help map education and sustainability's 7 most wonderful summits for under 30s at www.valuetrue.com xmas 2017 puzzle is it possible to blockchain the world carbon emissions market? summit debrief wise paris march 2019 - fast tracks 09
    China's greatest Job Creator; Jack Ma 1 2 -Wise@beijing

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds Dialogue
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     Room XXII
    Partnering for Long-term Sustainable Development
    Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) manage assets of over $6 trillion, and public-sector pension funds (PPFs) worldwide almost triple this figure. With a long-term investment horizon, these funds play a growing role as investors in SDG sectors, particularly in infrastructure, renewable energy, public health and education. However, only a small portion of their financial assets is currently dedicated to direct investment. This roundtable will bring together ministers, executives of SWFs and PPFs, other development financing partners, and investment experts to examine collaboration opportunities to mobilize more investment into SDG sectors.
    Detailed Description:
    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations Summit for Sustainable Development in 2015, constitutes an ambitious, overarching, universal action plan for sustainable development for the world by 2030. Achievement of the SDGs requires huge investment, in particular in key sectors such as infrastructure, food security and rural development, sustainable energy, public health and education. UNCTAD estimates that developing countries alone face an annual financing gap of $ 2.5 trillion for realizing the SDGs.
    Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) manage assets of over $6 trillion, and public sector pension funds (PPFs) worldwide almost triple this figure. With a long-term investment horizon, these funds, together with other development financing partners, such as the World Bank, regional development banks as well as other long-term institutional investors, have become important investors in SDG sectors, in particular in infrastructure, renewable energy, public health and education. However, only a small portion of the available ‘reservoir’ of their financial assets is currently dedicated to direct investment and most of these are in developed countries. Their potential contribution to sustainable development is far from being fully tapped.
    The Dialogue will bring together ministers, executives of SWFs and pension funds, other development financing partners, and investment experts to engage in a dialogue to examine collaboration opportunities to mobilize more investment into SDGs, in particular in infrastructure development, and how sovereign wealth and pension funds, developing county governments, international organizations and other development partners can work together to facilitate these investments and maximize their development outcomes impact.
    Issues for the debate:
    • What role can SWFs and PPFs play in promoting sustainable development through investment, particularly in infrastructure?
    • How can governments create a more conducive environment to encourage sustainable investment by these funds and maximize development benefits?
    • What role can international organizations such as UNCTAD play in facilitating investment by SWFs and PPFs in sustainable development?
    Event Manager: Mr. Yongfu Ouyong
    Contact email: yongfu.ouyang@unctad.org

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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    News Release

    Madrid, Spain, 24 October 2018 PR No. 18081
     

    New UNWTO Global Report on Inclusive Tourism Destinations launched on the occasion of UN Day 2018

    Madrid, Spain, 24 October 2018 – A new report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), produced in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Member globaldit, presents a model for inclusive tourism destinations. ‘Global Report on Inclusive Tourism: Model and success stories” is launched on the occasion of the UN Day 2018 celebration in Madrid, Spain.
    Modelling inclusive tourism destinations on the capacity of tourism to integrate disadvantaged groups and benefit from its activity, is at the centre of this report. Showcasing how tourism can function as a vehicle for sustainable development, and the reduction of poverty and inequality, in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
    The Model for inclusive tourism destinations presented in this Global Report contributes directly to SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth and SDG 10 – Reduction of inequalities; but also SDG 5 – Gender equality and SDG 17 – Global partnership for sustainable development.
    “As globalization, interconnectivity and a growing middle class leads to ever more people travelling, the world will continue seeming to get smaller and inclusion will become even more of a priority,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. He added that this publication “will serve as an important tool for the tourism community to create and promote inclusion in destinations, and a valuable reference for all tourism stakeholders in developing best practices for a more inclusive sector”.
    In addition, this report highlights the need to foster discussion on and examine new approaches to inclusive tourism in order to drive tourism’s long-term sustainability.
    Various experts from organizations in the field of tourism and the SDGs contributed to this report: the Ashoka Foundation, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Google, IE University, PREDIF, the SDG Fund, Airbnb, Vinces, Walhalla DCS and Ekin Consulting. It also features success stories from a variety of stakeholders, such as the Gauteng Tourism Authority, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, CENFOTUR, Korea Tourism Organization, VisitScotland, Chemonics and the State of Michoacán, Mexico.

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    Contacts:
    UNWTO Communications Department
    Tel: (+34) 91 567 8100 / Fax: +34 91 567 8218 / comm@unwto.org
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    Creating More and Better Jobs through Investment
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     Room XXVII
    Investment contributes most effectively to achieving the SDGs when it maximizes the creation of more and better jobs. Investors can actively seek to expand their backward and forward linkages with local enterprises, support the improvement of working conditions and the inclusion of vulnerable groups, and contribute to sustainable enterprise development in a more encompassing way. One of the key objectives of IPAs is to grow employment through investment that is also sustainable investments. These considerations are also a key factor to advance the SDGs. In this session, organized with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Human Rights (OHCHR) and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) experienced IPAs will share their matchmaking strategies to boost linkages with local producers and overcome capacity and skills gaps.
    Issues for the debate:
    • What policies and strategies have helped to foster linkages with local producers?
    • How has your IPA addressed capacity and skills gaps?
    • What other challenges have you faced in facilitating matchmaking?
    Event Manager: Mr. Anthony Miller
    Contact email: anthony.miller@unctad.org
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