Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon and UN system leaders highlight the UN system’s tangible contribution to the sustainable development of SIDS. The high-level event will demonstrate how the UN system is working together with and for SIDS on sustainable social and economic development, climate change and disaster risk management, oceans and seas, and other priority areas.
The UN Secretary-General is joined on the podium by H.E. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa, and Mr. WU Hongbo, Secretary-General for the Third International Conference on SIDS.
Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will moderate an inter-active dialogue among the following speakers:
Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO
Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP
Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
Ms. Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group
Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, UN/ESCAP
Mr. WU Hongbo, Under-Secretary General, UN/DESA and Secretary-General for the Third International Conference on SIDS
Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, UN/OCHA