2017- the year that education changed the economics of everyone why can't UN design modula sdg livelihoods curricula
2018 - YouthWorldAffairs -what if new york was rated by sustainability goals generation world class at jobs-connecting education as well as investment banking and media - join our meetings preparing before and after collaborations with WISE@UNGA UN sept 2018
-help map education and sustainability's 7 most wonderful summits for under 30s at www.valuetrue.com xmas 2017 puzzle is it possible to blockchain the world carbon emissions market? summit debrief wise paris march 2019 - fast tracks 09
China's greatest Job Creator; Jack Ma 1 2 -Wise@beijing

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2018-2019 the most exciting student year ever

fall 18 its one o'clock rock we've entered last 12 years of youth livelihoods linked to sustainability dev goals- what does jack ma wish students practised at school ? melinda gates? sir fazle abed? antonio gutteres you tell us whose community replicable solutions youth and teachers would love to practice? how do these vary by different coast lines- #BR1 east asia coastline - where digital sustainability and Industrial Revolution 4 rocks? #BR2 south asia coast line where the poortst womens empower the deepest solutions ? #BR3 north asia coastline aka asian half of arctic circle including huge landlocked spaces in central asia? more at BRI.school - Belt Road Imagineering networks meet biannually Beijing - next April 2019 generously hosted by president Xi Jinping - however since 90% of world trade is shipped any school that doesnt help its students ask about trade being linked in through shared superports and transparent overland grids is imprisoning its kids to virtual world trade withoutvreal world trade- a disastrous scenarion for going green, and most of the 17 sustainability goals

help jack ma prep for his new job in sept 2019 - with worldwide responsibility for livelihood education
make sure everything relevant from digital cooperation report is accessible everywhere that teaching or studying is valued
AFORE YE GO
if your place doesnt celebrate the coming of ALI like scotland does why not wordpress (free version) your own local version

 -copy what you like from scots - the nation that valued education most of all before we were taken over by england in 1700s- after that we started trying to value the people economics with adam smith, and most of webbed worldwidde as a mainly diapora nation


BRI.school 1 - what maps would the 100 people who most valued girls sustainability need tio be sharing br.school

what report on digital copoperation between biggest and smallest

what challenges should media ask billion people and leaders to question - eg why are 300 trillion
dollars of liquid assets banned from ang of the 17 sustainability goals action networks or suprecity partnerships (what will un habitat report 2020-2025 say about green futures given its deadline for submissions is march 2019- can there be an open space not just a report)

tell us your other questions isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com whats app usa 1 240 316 8157 -eg in e-world why do chinese only chat and never mail ; and americans never do either except where lawyers are bad academjics are smallprinting the end of freedom to community-build

Friday, October 26, 2018

UNCTAD Youth Forum 2018
22 - 26 October 2018
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland
Youth Forum
About the UNCTAD Youth Forum
Every two years, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) organizes a Youth Forum. This year’s Forum will take place as part of a larger event, the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum.
The 2018 theme is Youth Entrepreneurship: A Force Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth.
The UNCTAD Youth Forum 2018 offers the opportunity for youth to
  • exchange views and experiences and strengthen a network of future leaders from different places in the world ;
  • have an interactive dialogue with global players involved in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals where youth can raise awareness on issues they consider of major concern and that they want to see included in the international agenda ;
  • learn more about UNCTAD’s work and projects with youth and have a discussion on how to get youth further involved.
The first ever UNCTAD Youth Forum took place during the fourteenth Ministerial Conference (UNCTAD 14) in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2016 where 250 youth from over 70 countries participated. During the closing session of the Ministerial Conference, youth presented a Youth Declaration on more and better jobs, education and state accountability to the member States of UNCTAD, which is integral part of UNCTAD 14 outcome documents.
Venue and Date
The 2018 Youth Forum will take place at the Headquarters of UNCTAD, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland as part of the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum from 22 to 26 October 2018.
Programme
The 2018 UNCTAD Youth Forum will feature primarily topics that relate to youth empowerment across entrepreneurship, with a focus on investing in digital youth, youth at the negotiation table, what is on the mind of millennials and how youth can think globally and act locally.
The Forum will gather around 200 youth from all around the world, aged between 18 and 30, and passionate about trade and development issues, to learn and exchange local and global-focused experiences, ideas and best practices and bring the youth perspective in the general debate throughout the week joining workshops, TED-style plenary sessions, breakout sessions and networking events. UNCTAD Youth Forum participants will be able to attend public sessions of the World Investment Forum. Further information on social activities and logistics will be available at a later stage.
Participation
Students or young professionals between the age of 18 to 30 who are interested in trade and development issues, can participate in the Youth Forum for which 250 seats are available. Participation is subject to a competitive application and selection process.  
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All enquiries regarding the UNCTAD Youth Forum can be sent to: unctadyouth@unctad.org
part of program
è UNCTAD YOUTH FORUM SESSIONS 
 9.00 – 9.30 a.m. Warming-up – Closed session 
 9.30 – 10.30 a.m. Champions of the New Digital Economy Meet the Netpreneurs 
 10.30 – 11.30 a.m. Blockchains  with Francesco Abbate, Nicholas Kee & Arnaud Salomon 
 11.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Presentation of the Iberoamerican Report of the Youth Entrepreneurship  by Alejandra Saenz 
 12 – 12.45 p.m. Youth o’Clock The New Economy with Libaba's Brian Wong & Arlette Verploegh 
è WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM & YOUTH FORUM 

10.00 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Global Leaders Investment Summit I : Investment in a New Era of Globalization 2.30 – 5.30 p.m. Investment and the Digital Economy 


6.30 p.m. Reception 
Wednesday, 24 October - Youth at The Negotiating Table è UNCTAD YOUTH FORUM SESSIONS 9 – 9.30 a.m. Warming-up – Closed session 9.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Youth for Sustainable Development Goals Panel session 11 – 12 p.m. Youth Debate– Closed session 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 12 – 1 p.m. Youth o’Clock A conversation with H.E. Mrs. Neo Masisi, First Lady of Botswana 1 – 2 p.m. Lunch time 2 – 3 p.m. Linking Rural Markets to the Global Economy Keynote address by H.E. Mrs. Neo Masisi, First Lady of Botswana Panel Session 3 – 4 p.m. Youth Debate– Closed session SMART Negotiating 4 – 5 p.m. Data.Me with Eva Kaili (tbc), Zanna van Dijk, Mathias Haas 5 – 6 p.m. Youth Debate – Closed session UN Youth Strategy 2030 & 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development è WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM & YOUTH FORUM 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Global Leaders Investment Summit II 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Blockchains for Sustainable Development 3 – 5.30 p.m. Entrepreneurship, Migration and the SDGs 6:30 p.m. Hospitality and Cultural Event
è UNCTAD YOUTH FORUM SESSIONS 9 – 9.30 a.m. Warming-up – Closed session 9.30 – 10.30 a.m. The Changing Job Market Landscape; why should I care? Panel session 10.30 – 10.55 a.m. Youth Debate – Closed session International Geneva with a Youth Perspective 10.55 – 11.30 a.m. Youth Debate – Closed session UN Youth Strategy 2030 & 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 11.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Launch of the Blue and Green Entrepreneurship Report by UNCTAD and Commonwealth Secretariat 12 – 12.45 p.m. Youth o’Clock Leadership, what does it take in today’s world? A conversation with Dona Bertarelli 12.45 – 1.15 p.m. Youth Debate – Closed session What is Sustainable Development? 1.15 – 2.15 p.m. Lunch time 2.15 – 3 p.m. Youth Debate – Closed session UNCTAD City Hubs with Arthur Mclean 3 – 4 p.m. Youth Debate – Closed session Youth Crossing the Border 4 – 5 p.m. Beyond Education and Skills Panel session 5 – 6 p.m. Young Women in Business Isabelle Durant, Dorothy Tembo, Jessica Ng Nancy Amunga è WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM & YOUTH FORUM 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ministerial Roundtable: on Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development 2:30 – 5 p.m. Women for Sustainable Development: Women Economic Empowerment to tranform thr investment Entrepreneurship Landscape 6 p.m. EMPRETEC Women in Business Awards 2018 7 – 9 p.m. Reception
9 – 10 a.m. Outlining the Role of the Entrepreneur of 2030 10 – 11 a.m. We are UNCTAD Youth – Closed session with Arthur Mclean 11 – 11.30 a.m. Clue Reveal 11.30 a.m.– 12.30 p.m. Closing Session è WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM & YOUTH FORUM 9 a.m.– 4 .m. Multi-Disciplinary Academic Conference 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Creating More and Better Jobs Through Investment

Thursday, October 25, 2018

there's an interesting symbiosis i noted from this week's biannual 5000 person  unctad summit in geneva and the much less public ITU

most big projects guterres is interested in have a hub link inside unctad (and remember jack ma is youth envoy to unctad)- most of the first 1000 non-chinese students at the new alibaba university are being chosen by unctad

the project leaders of the ITU UNCTAD and special tech report guterres has asked eg jack ma and melinga gates to produce all know each other and clearly come to geneva often

the chinese head of the ITU enjoys a 8 year term through to 2022 - in other words i believe china and un are partnering on lot of tech oriented sgd projects https://www.itu.int/web/pp-18/en/ - the constitution of the IMF requires it to move to beijing by 2022

remember too that while the hq of world economic forum is geneva, its summer summit is always in china and it has started one of its first 3 industrial revolution 4 hubs out of beijing (the other two are tokyo and san francsico)

in geneva there is a sense that tech is at many tipping pomts but this can be a positive thing if citizens/students demand it

some of us have been intermittently meeting for over 15 years now discussing where can tech help communities thrive- if we dont map the next 18 ,omths now ie the next one and half student yeeas that end with jack ma massive expo celebration at tokyo olympics then we may never sail of sustainabliity's boat

any ideas?
chris




spme events mentioned at digitalcooperation.o0rg

November 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds Dialogue
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 Room XXII
Partnering for Long-term Sustainable Development
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) manage assets of over $6 trillion, and public-sector pension funds (PPFs) worldwide almost triple this figure. With a long-term investment horizon, these funds play a growing role as investors in SDG sectors, particularly in infrastructure, renewable energy, public health and education. However, only a small portion of their financial assets is currently dedicated to direct investment. This roundtable will bring together ministers, executives of SWFs and PPFs, other development financing partners, and investment experts to examine collaboration opportunities to mobilize more investment into SDG sectors.
Detailed Description:
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations Summit for Sustainable Development in 2015, constitutes an ambitious, overarching, universal action plan for sustainable development for the world by 2030. Achievement of the SDGs requires huge investment, in particular in key sectors such as infrastructure, food security and rural development, sustainable energy, public health and education. UNCTAD estimates that developing countries alone face an annual financing gap of $ 2.5 trillion for realizing the SDGs.
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) manage assets of over $6 trillion, and public sector pension funds (PPFs) worldwide almost triple this figure. With a long-term investment horizon, these funds, together with other development financing partners, such as the World Bank, regional development banks as well as other long-term institutional investors, have become important investors in SDG sectors, in particular in infrastructure, renewable energy, public health and education. However, only a small portion of the available ‘reservoir’ of their financial assets is currently dedicated to direct investment and most of these are in developed countries. Their potential contribution to sustainable development is far from being fully tapped.
The Dialogue will bring together ministers, executives of SWFs and pension funds, other development financing partners, and investment experts to engage in a dialogue to examine collaboration opportunities to mobilize more investment into SDGs, in particular in infrastructure development, and how sovereign wealth and pension funds, developing county governments, international organizations and other development partners can work together to facilitate these investments and maximize their development outcomes impact.
Issues for the debate:
• What role can SWFs and PPFs play in promoting sustainable development through investment, particularly in infrastructure?
• How can governments create a more conducive environment to encourage sustainable investment by these funds and maximize development benefits?
• What role can international organizations such as UNCTAD play in facilitating investment by SWFs and PPFs in sustainable development?
Event Manager: Mr. Yongfu Ouyong
Contact email: yongfu.ouyang@unctad.org