On September 19, Venice International University represented by the Dean prof. Carlo Giupponi, participated in the UN Private Sector Forum organized at the UN headquarters in New York.
This year the Forum focused on the role of business in advancing sustainable development to prevent global instability. Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Forum was organized in collaboration with the Co-Chairs of the United Nations High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly to address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. With the theme of Business and the 2030 Agenda: Securing the Way Forward, the Private Sector Forum highlighted important connections between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the new Agenda for Humanity – which, together with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Action Agenda on Financing for Development, are pillars of the 2030 Agenda.
Prof. Giupponi will also attend the Fourth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development held on September 21-22 in New York.
The aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s conference theme is Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice.
On September 26, Venice International University will host the first edition of the Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum, an initiative promoted by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation. The meeting has been devised to be an important opportunity for a multi-stakeholder discussion on the role that the private sector is called upon to play in support of the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.