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Monday, September 23, 2019

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UN Agenda ny   video
10.00 Opening Ceremony • Secretary-General, H.E, Mr. António Guterres • Youth dialogue with Secretary-General 10.40 • New Zealand: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Jacinda Ardern • Marshall Islands: President, H.E. Dr. Hilda C. Heine • India: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi • Germany: Chancellor, H.E. Mrs. Angela Merkel 10.55 Plans for a Carbon Neutral World Announcements of plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 or sooner including by enhancing their Nationally Determined Contributions by 2020 by: • Chile: President, H.E. Sebastián Piñera Echeñique • Finland: President, H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinistö • UN Special Envoy for Climate Action: Mr. Michael Bloomberg • City of Montreal: Mayor, and ICLEI Global Ambassador for Local Biodiversity, Ms. Valérie Plante • Allianz SE: CEO, Mr. Oliver Baete 11.10 Climate Finance • France: President, H.E. Emmanuel Macron • Qatar: Emir, H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani • Jamaica: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Andrew Holness 11.20 Powering the Future from Coal to Clean Making the economic and business case for shifting to renewable energy and the health case for phasing out coal by: • Slovakia: President, H.E. Zuzana Čaputová • Clean Air Fund: Executive Director, Ms. Jane Burston • Orsted: CEO, Mr. Henrik Poulsen • Iberdrola: CEO, Mr. Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan 11.35 • Costa Rica: President. H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada • Indonesia: Vice-President, H.E. Mr. M. Jusuf Kalla • China: State Councilor and Special Representative of President Xi Jinping, H.E. Mr. Wang Yi 11.45 Unlocking the Potential of Nature in Climate Action Announcements on the scaling up of Nature-Based Solutions in their Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-Term strategies to increase ambition and concrete actions to protect nature to better fight climate change by: • Norway: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg • Democratic Republic of Congo: President, H.E. Mr. Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi • Pakistan: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Imran Khan • Republic of Guatemala: President, H.E. Mr. Jimmy Morales • Danone: CEO, Chairman and CEO, Mr. Emmanuel Faber 12:00 • Iceland: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Katrin Jakobsdottir • Denmark: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Mette Frederiksen • Colombia: President, H.E. Mr. Ivan Duque Marquez 12.10 Towards a Resilient Future Announcements of plans to mainstream climate risk in decision making by: • Fiji: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama • Nigeria: President, H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari • The Netherlands: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Mark Rutte • Bank of England: Governor, Mr. Mark Carney • Willis Towers Watson: CEO and Board Director, Mr. John Haley 12.25 • Morocco: H.R.H Princess Lalla Hasnaa • Portugal: President, H.E. Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa • Singapore: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Lee Hsien Loong 12.35 Small Island Developing States Announcements related to the SIDS’ vision for developing along a resilient and carbon neutral pathway, with the support of the international community, by: • Barbados: Prime Minister, H.E, Ms. Mia Mottley • Palau: President, H.E. Mr. Tommy Esang Remengesau Jr. • Saint Lucia: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Allen Michael Chastanet • Maldives: President, H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih • International Renewable Energy Agency: Director General, Mr. Francesco La Camera 13.15-14.45 Climate Action Summit Luncheon with Heads of State and Government, Chief Executives and young entrepreneurs. 15.00 • Ecuador: President, H.E. Mr. Lenin Moreno Garcés • Ireland: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Leo Varadkar • Djibouti: President, H.E. Mr. Ismaël Omar Guelleh • Russian Federation: Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Alexei Gordeyev 15.10 Live, Work and Move Green Announcements of concrete actions to transition to a decarbonized built environment, sustainable mobility systems, and specifically-tailored financial and technical support for urban transitions by: • Turkey: President, H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan • Kenya: President, H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta • State of Maine: Governor, Ms. Janet Mills • City of Surabaya: Mayor and President of UCLG Asia Pacific, Ms. Tri Rismaharini • European Investment Bank: President, Mr. Werner Hoyer 15.25 • Belgium: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Charles Michel • Greece: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis • Chad: President, H.E. Mr. Idriss Deby Itno 15.35 Cutting GHG Emissions Now with Cooling and Energy Efficiency Announcements of concrete and transformative actions to deliver climatefriendly and efficient cooling plans and the scaling-up and delivery of energy efficiency in Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-Term Strategies by: • Rwanda: President, H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame • Seychelles: President, H.E. Mr. Danny Faure • City of Copenhagen: Lord Mayor, and Co-Chair of C40, Frank Jensen • Children Investment Fund Foundation: CEO, Kate Hampton • Signify: CEO and Chairman, Mr. Eric Rondolat 15.50 • Monaco: Prince, H.R.H. Albert II • Kingdom of Eswatini: Head of State, H. M. King Mswati III • Republic of Korea: President, H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in 16.00 Adapting Now: Making People Safer Announcements on concrete regional and global actions to better adapt to climate change and prevent and respond to disasters and specifically-tailored financial and technical support by: • Egypt: President, H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sissi • Bangladesh: Prime Minister, H.E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina • Ghana: President, H. E. Mr. Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo • Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation: Trustee and Co-Chair of the Global Commission on Adaptation, Mr. Bill Gates • World Bank Group: President, Mr. David R. Malpass 16.15 • Luxembourg: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Xavier Bettel • Sudan: Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Abdalla Hamdok • Thailand: Prime Minister, H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha 16.25 Least Developed Countries Announcements related to the LDC’s’ vision for developing along a resilient and carbon neutral pathway, with the support of the international community, by: • Bhutan: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Lotay Tshering • Ethiopia: President, H.E. Mrs. Sahle-Work Zewde • Vanuatu: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai • Masen: President, Mr. Mustapha Bakkoury • African Development Bank: President, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina 16.40 • European Union: President of the European Council, H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk • Lithuania: President, H.E. Mr. Gitanas Nauseda • Lesotho: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Thomas Motsoahae Thabane 16.50 People Centered Action Now Announcements of people focus climate action - jobs, gender and other social drivers as enablers of greater national and sub-national ambition, by: • Spain: President of the Government, H.E. Mr. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón • Peru: Prime Minister, H.E. Salvador Del Solar • Engie: CEO, Ms. Isabelle Kocher • International Trade Union Confederation: General Secretary, Ms. Sharan Burrow • Indigenous Peoples Representative, Mr. Tuntiak Katan 17.05 • Hungary: President, H.E. Mr. János Áder • Sierra Leone: President, H.E. Mr. Julius Maada Bio • Switzerland: President, H. E. Mr. Ueli Maurer 17.15 The Economy Moving from Grey to Green Announcements of concrete and ambitious actions to get to carbon neutrality before 2050 by: • Sweden: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Stefan Löfven • Dalmia: CEO, Mr. Mahendra Singhi • SSAB: CEO, Mr. Martin Lindqvist • Port of Antwerp: CEO, Mr. Jacques Vandermeiren • Maersk: Chairman, Mr. Søren Toft 17.30 • Plurinational State of Bolivia: President, H. E. Mr. Evo Morales • Republic of the Congo: President, H.E. Mr. Denis Sassou Nguesso • Italy: President of the Council of Ministers, H.E. Mr. Giuseppe Conte • United Kingdom: Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Boris Johnson 17.40 Closing Remarks from the Secretary-General

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Opening

TUESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2019

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

TRUSTEESHIP COUNCIL CHAMBER, UNHQ

OFFICIAL MEETING

Setting the scene and taking stock of the situation regarding the achievement of the SDGs: progress, challenges and way forward.
  • Opening and Welcome Remarks
    H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, President of the 74th session of the General Assembly
  • Statement
    H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Statement
    H.E. Ms. Mona Juul, President of the Economic and Social Council
  • Adoption of the political declaration
  • Fireside Chat on the Global Sustainable Development Report
    Moderator:
    • Dr. Joannie Marlene Bewa, Physician, Public Health Researcher, United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Founder, Young Beninese Leaders Association (YBLA)
    Scientists:
    • Mr. Peter Messerli, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland
    • Ms. Endah Murniningtyas, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Republic of Indonesia
    • Ms. Eun Mee Kim, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    • Mr. David Smith, Institute for Sustainable Development at the University of the West Indies (UWI)
At 15:55, Leaving No One Behind Video Message: Women and Girls will be highlighted.
BIOGRAPHIES
Dr. Joannie Marlene Bewa
Physician, Public Health Researcher, United Nations Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Founder, Young Beninese Leaders Association (YBLA)
H.E. Mr. António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations
H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
President of the 74th session of the General Assembly
H.E. Ms. Mona Juul
Seventy-fifth President of the Economic and Social Council
Mr. David Smith
Coordinator of the Institute for Sustainable Development at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University Consortium for Small Island States (UCSIS), and the Caribbean Chair for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Jamaica
Mr. Peter Messerli
Director of the Center for Development and Environment at the University of Bern, Switzerland (Co-chair of GSDR)
Ms. Endah Murniningtyas
Former Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of National Development Planning of Indonesian (Co-chair of GSDR)


Ms. Eun Mee Kim
Dean of the Graduate School of Ewha Womans University, Kore

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3rd plenary meeting General Assembly Hall Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization - Item 110 Opening of the general debate - Item 8 Addresses by: His Excellency Jair Messias Bolsonaro, President, Federative Republic of Brazil His Excellency Donald Trump, President, United States of America His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President, Arab Republic of Egypt His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President, Republic of Turkey His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President, Republic of Maldives His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir, State of Qatar His Excellency Ueli Maurer, President, Swiss Confederation Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President, Republic of Croatia His Excellency Evo Morales Ayma, Constitutional President, Plurinational State of Bolivia His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan His Excellency Moon Jae-in, President, Republic of Korea His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of the Faso, President of the Council of Ministers, Burkina Faso His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President, French Republic His Excellency Sebastián Piñera Echeñique, President, Republic of Chile His Excellency Željjko Komšić, President, Bosnia and Herzegovina 15:00 4th plenary meeting General Assembly Hall Addresses by: His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President, Portuguese Republic His Excellency Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President, Republic of Finland His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou, President, Republic of the Niger His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands His Excellency Mauricio Macri, President, Argentine Republic His Excellency Egils Levits, President, Republic of Latvia Her Excellency Zuzana Čaputová, President, Slovak Republic His Excellency Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President, Republic of Kazakhstan His Excellency Andrzej Duda, President, Republic of Poland Her Excellency Hilda Heine, President, Republic of the Marshall Islands His Highness Alois von und zu Liechtenstein, Head of State His Excellency Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, President, Republic of Peru His Excellency Macky Sall, President, Republic of Senegal Continuation of the general debate - Item 8 Addresses by: His Excellency Giuseppe Conte, President of the Council of Ministers, Republic of Italy His Excellency Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government, Spain Her Excellency Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and National Security and Intelligence, New Zealand His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, Japan His Excellency Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland His Excellency Saad-Eddine El Othmani, Head of Government, Kingdom of Morocco



SEPTEMBER 2019, TUESDAY, 4 TO 5 PM STATEMENTS ON BEHALF OF A GROUP OF STATES 1. STATE OF PALESTINE (ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF 77 AND CHINA) HEAD OF STATE 2. MALAWI (ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES) HEAD OF STATE 3. THAILAND (ON BEHALF OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 4. SAINT LUCIA (ON BEHALF OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 5. UGANDA (ON BEHALF OF THE AFRICAN STATES) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 6. EUROPEAN UNION HIGH-LEVEL 2 7. PARAGUAY (ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF LANDLOCKED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES) MINISTER 8. BELIZE (ON BEHALF OF THE ALLIANCE OF SMALL ISLAND STATES) MINISTER 9. PHILIPPINES (ON BEHALF OF THE MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES) MINISTER STATEMENTS BY PARTICIPATING STATES 10. CHAD HEAD OF STATE 11. GERMANY HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 12. UNITED KINGDOM HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 13. HOLY SEE HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 14. SUDAN HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 15. SURINAME VICE-PRESIDENT 16. CHINA VICE-PREMIER 25 SEPTEMBER 2019, WEDNESDAY, 5:05 TO 5:50 PM STATEMENTS ON BEHALF OF A GROUP OF STATES 17. FIJI (ON BEHALF OF THE PACIFIC SMALL ISLANDS DEVELOPING STATES) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 18. VANUATU (ON BEHALF OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM) HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 19. FRANCE (ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP OF 7) VICE-MINISTER STATEMENTS BY PARTICIPATING STATES 20. TOGO HEAD OF STATE 21. DJIBOUTI HEAD OF STATE 3 22. ZAMBIA HEAD OF STATE 23. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC HEAD OF STATE 24. MOROCCO HEAD OF GOVERNMENT 25. CUBA MINISTER 26. NICARAGUA MINISTER 27. SLOVAKIA MINISTER 28. RUSSIAN FEDERATION MINISTER 29. ECUADOR MINISTER 30. MEXICO MINISTER 31. TUNISIA MINISTER 32. DENMARK MINISTER THE FOLLOWING SPEAKERS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO TAKE THE FLOOR BY THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER UNLESS CANCELLATIONS OR DOWNGRADES ALTER THEIR PLACEMENT. THESE DELEGATIONS WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK AT A FORMAL PLENARY MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN OCTOBER 2019. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE PLENARY MEETING WILL BE PROVIDED AT A LATER DATE. 33. MOZAMBIQUE MINISTER 34. AFGHANISTAN MINISTER 35. LUXEMBOURG MINISTER 36. BELARUS MINISTER 37. LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCATIC REPUBLIC MINISTER 38. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MINISTER 39. CHILE MINISTER 40. GABON MINISTER 41. GAMBIA MINISTER 42. MYANMAR MINISTER 43. NEPAL MINISTER 4 44. ISRAEL MINISTER 45. ERITREA MINISTER 46. LITHUANIA MINISTER 47. CONGO MINISTER 48. KYRGYZSTAN MINISTER 49. CAMBODIA MINISTER 50. ALGERIA MINISTER 51. BAHRAIN MINISTER 52. AUSTRIA MINISTER 53. BOTSWANA MINISTER 54. COTE D’IVOIRE MINISTER 55. ARGENTINA MINISTER 56. SRI LANKA MINISTER 57. SAUDI ARABIA MINISTER 58. BRUNEI MINISTER 59. REPUBLIC OF KOREA MINISTER 60. SOUTH AFRICA MINISTER 61. PORTUGAL MINISTER 62. SOLOMON ISLANDS MINISTER 63. INDIA MINISTER 64. TURKMENISTAN VICE-MINISTER 65. BRAZIL VICE-MINISTER 66. VENEZUELA VICE-MINISTER 67. UNITED STATES CHAIR OF DELEGATION

Wednesday, 25 September Programme

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
Official meeting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
Official meeting
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
Official meeting
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
Official meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
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5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
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5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
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The announcement comes ahead of what could be the world’s biggest climate-change protest today.
The news: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday pledged to build or buy enough renewable power to supply 80% of the company’s electricity needs by 2024 and 100% by 2030. By 2040, the retail giant plans to cut or offset the carbon emissions across all its operations. 
The response: The plan was generally met with praise but, as ever, the devil is in the details. Some of it seems to amount to climate accounting: investing in solar and wind power elsewhere to offset the portion of fossil fuel generated electricity they’re actually using. The company’s own climate activist employee group, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, trumpeted the pledge as a “huge win,” but said it didn’t go far enough. 
Not alone: Google also got in on the act, pledging to invest more than $2 billion in new energy infrastructure like wind turbines and solar panels. Read the full story here.
New York City has big plans—and $20 billion—to save itself from climate change
Well-hidden sea walls, white rooftops, and community programs to monitor for signs of heat illnesses are all part of the strategy for helping the Big Apple cope with global warming.
Money talks: New York City’s mayor’s office is spending $20 billion to make needed changes to the city’s built environment—and its sense of community, Jainey Bavishi, director of the NYC mayor’s office of recovery and resiliency said at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference yesterday.
The hope: These changes should help New York to cope with the dangerous effects of climate change in coming years. For example, the city has already coated 10 million square feet of rooftops in white paint, helping to cut energy bills and reduce the risk of deaths during heatwaves. Read the full story here.

Monday, September 16, 2019

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Trade and Climate Change: Bringing SIDS into focus
9 September, 2019. Room XXVI
To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge. The UNCTAD Trade Forum is meant as a contribution to the Summit from the trade and developmental community. It will bring into focus the need for action on the means of implementation – finance, technology and capacity building - and the role of trade as an enabling factor in meeting this need and leveraging the various co-benefits – economic diversification, jobs, innovation, better management and communications.
On the front line of climate change - at the ocean-land interface – coastlines and coastal communities are among the first and most affected. One group of Parties to the Paris Agreement are particularly active and vocal: Small Island Developing States, or SIDS. Sea-level rise, an increased frequency and magnitude of storms, flooding, erosion, and associated damage to coastal infrastructure, fisheries and ecosystems threaten the physical, economic and social fabric of coastal regions.
With its focus on islands and coastal communities, the agenda of the Trade Forum practically mirrors the Chilean vision of a “blue” COP 25, which has oceans as its overriding theme. SIDS and coastal communities may not be able to change the political course of efforts to mitigate climate change, but what the international community does or does not do will determine their fate. The Forum also reflects other priorities recently set out by the Chilean presidency: circular economy and biodiversity. While striking - the two events have been conceptualized independently of each other - this convergence is indicative of the critical importance of all these areas.

Third Oceans Forum: Oceans economy, climate and harmful fish subsidies
10 September, 2019. Room XXVI
 Oceans-based economic diversification could enhance the Nationally Determined Contributions of SIDS to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Trade can be an enabling factor in adaptation and in mainstreaming oceans-based economic activities in SIDS, where domestic markets remain small and remoteness is an intractable hindering factor. Taking stock at current developments in the final phase of WTO fish subsidies negotiations on potential approaches on prohibitions, harmful effects and cap-based systems as well as complementary options could be quite timely when devising trade related policies on oceans-based activities. Disciplining fish and related fuel subsidies as well as a sound tax policy reform, can support mitigation efforts and create incentives for carbon-neutral technologies and best practices in key sectors such as transport, fisheries, and tourism. 

Side Event: The role of International Oceans Institute (IOI) in achieving SDG 13 and SDG 14
10 September, 2019. Room XXVI, 1–2.30 p.m.
 Capacity Development in Ocean Governance plays a central role in ensuring safe and healthy oceans for the benefit of humankind. Additionally, obligations towards achieving the SDGs, notably SDG14 and its targets, and other interdependent SDGs, place a burden of responsibility on decision-makers and practitioners which may benefit from targeted capacity development and knowledge transfer at all levels. The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is an independent, non-governmental non-profit organisation conducting training and capacity development in Ocean Governance worldwide. The IOI, through its global network of centres, and a portfolio of international and regional Training and Capacity Development Programmes in Ocean Governance provides tangible and measurable action towards achieving Agenda 2030 and the interdependent SDGs and their targets. The panellists will advance examples of such outreach to developing countries and countries in transition towards achieving the 2030 Agenda, through developing capacity globally and through the emphasis on achieving the SDGS.

16th Raúl Prebisch Lecture by The Honorable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
10 September, 2019. Room XVIII, 4–6 p.m.
The 16th Raúl Prebisch Lecture will be given by The Honorable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados. Prime Minister Mottley’s lecture topic will be announced in due course.
The Honorable Mia Mottley is the 8th Prime Minister of Barbados. She became the first woman to occupy that high office, following general elections on 24 May 2018, in which she led the Barbados Labour Party to an emphatic victory, winning all 30 seats in the House of Assembly by the largest margin ever seen in the electoral history of the country.

Circular Economy, Oceans and Plastics Pollution
11 September, 2019. Room XXVI
 Plastic pollution constitutes a serious threat to world’s oceans, affecting biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods.  Curbing plastic pollution is not simply a matter of changing consumer and municipality waste patterns because pollution sources are often linked to technologies and decisions applied in the manufacturing stages of products entering the global supply chains. At the same time, remediating plastic pollution already dispersed throughout the oceans is infinitely more challenging, although efforts are succeeding in removing plastics from coastlines and neighboring waters. As some aspects of manufacturing-related plastics pollution can be dealt with by circular approaches and other strategies, this session brings together advocates, researchers, producers and donors to discuss research, industrial and behavioral initiatives aimed at dealing with this problem. 
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