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Services, Trade and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Which Policies Matters Most?

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  • Mon 04 Mar 2019 09.30 - 17.30
  • Tue 05 Mar 2019 09.00 - 17.30
  • Wed 06 Mar 2019 09.00 - 14.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-03-04 9:30 2019-03-06 14:00 Europe/Paris Services, Trade and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Which Policies Matters Most?

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) frame the actions of development partners—donors, beneficiaries, international organisations, and civil society—over the 2030 time horizon. The SDGs are wide ranging, and overlap in many areas with international trade and investment. Businesses with international activities, as well as international organisations and research institutes, are in a position to take positive actions to help move the development agenda forward. But to do so, they need to be informed on the content of the SDGs, and leaders need to think creatively about how their organisations can contribute—an area in which the UN framework provides little concrete guidance. The purpose of this Executive Training is to introduce participants to the SDGs framework, with the aim of provoking discussion as to the ways in which business, international organisations, and researchers can participate in promoting progress. The emphasis will be on the services dimension, especially trade and investment linkages across countries and policy reforms that can support improved access to vital services for people in low and middle income countries. The course will assemble experts from around the world to discuss the many ways in which services and policy can contribute to the SDGs, and also to address issues—particularly performance measurement and attribution—where the goals themselves remain vague. Participants will leave better informed on: • The policy framework governing international development efforts through 2030. • The ways in which business, international organisations, and researchers can contribute to progress. • The issues that confront policymakers and civil society in seeking to develop concrete actions and timetables to move forward on sustainable development. • The data and quantitative measures available to track performance and inform decision-making. • The role of services in supporting key development objectives. Applications are now closed.

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  Cappella - Villa Schifanoia - Chapel

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) frame the actions of development partners—donors, beneficiaries, international organisations, and civil society—over the 2030 time horizon. The SDGs are wide ranging, and overlap in many areas with international trade and investment. Businesses with international activities, as well as international organisations and research institutes, are in a position to take positive actions to help move the development agenda forward. But to do so, they need to be informed on the content of the SDGs, and leaders need to think creatively about how their organisations can contribute—an area in which the UN framework provides little concrete guidance. The purpose of this Executive Training is to introduce participants to the SDGs framework, with the aim of provoking discussion as to the ways in which business, international organisations, and researchers can participate in promoting progress. The emphasis will be on the services dimension, especially trade and investment linkages across countries and policy reforms that can support improved access to vital services for people in low and middle income countries. The course will assemble experts from around the world to discuss the many ways in which services and policy can contribute to the SDGs, and also to address issues—particularly performance measurement and attribution—where the goals themselves remain vague. Participants will leave better informed on: • The policy framework governing international development efforts through 2030. • The ways in which business, international organisations, and researchers can contribute to progress. • The issues that confront policymakers and civil society in seeking to develop concrete actions and timetables to move forward on sustainable development. • The data and quantitative measures available to track performance and inform decision-making. • The role of services in supporting key development objectives. Applications are now closed.


Location:
Cappella - Villa Schifanoia - Chapel

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Executive Training Seminar

Contact:
Mia Saugman - Send a mail

Organiser:
Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute)
Ben Shepherd (Developing Trade Consultants)

Attachment:
Programme

Links:
Global Governance Programme

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