Staying on track with Agenda 2030 today's digital conference

Join the next digital conference on 20 May 13:30-15:00 focused on strengthening collective action to address Covid-19 impacts and enhancing cooperation between UN Resident Coordinators, employer and business organisations and their company members.

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Covid-19 and its disastrous impact on health, employment and the economy calls for collective action. Business has a key role to play in preventing the spread of the virus, protecting lives and livelihoods, and building resilient economies and societies. The aim of this digital meeting, jointly organised with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation, is to gather first impressions from UN Resident Coordinators (RC) about their expectations on business and business federations with regards to the immediate response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the wider implementation of the Agenda 2030, and to hear from business about their experiences in engaging with UN agencies and institutions.


Introductory remarks and setting the scene

Roberto Suárez Santos, IOE Secretary-General

Welcome and setting the context

Andrea Ostheimer de Sosa, Executive Director New York Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Foundation

The role of business organisations in Agenda 2030

The Caribbean

  • Ms. Stephanie Fingal - Interim CEO, Employers’ Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ms. Marina Walter - UN Resident Coordinator - Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten

What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for collaboration and for Agenda 2030?


  • Ms Catherine Haswell– UN Resident Coordinator, Maldives
  • Mr. Mohamed Ali Janah – President, National Federation of Maldivian Employers

How can we improve cooperation and increase impact?


  • Ms. Nataša Pavlović Bujas  - Serbian Association of Employers (SAE)
  • Ms. Francoise Jacob – UN Resident Coordinator, Serbia


Conclusions and next steps

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