USCIB Geneva Week 2020
May 4 - May 7
USCIB’s ‘Geneva Week’ is a unique member benefit designed to build and strengthen relationships in support of continued communication between Geneva-based UN institutions and the business community, as well as to ensure that UN Agencies and Missions clearly understand: Our shared values – how and where the synergies and areas of cooperation exist between business and multilateral institutions – and our concerns regarding business access and business’ license to operate.
By participating in Geneva Week 2020, you will have the opportunity to: Highlight your company’s work and policy priorities in the areas of health care, intellectual property, nutrition, and sustainability; demonstrate business’ commitment and contributions towards shared goals, such as the SDGs; and raise any key concerns you may have relating to developing norms, standards, definitions and access.
USCIB’s Geneva Week convenes interactions for members with senior representatives from Geneva-based UN Agencies and Permanent Missions, including:
- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
- UN Environment’s Chemicals and Wastes Branch
- U.S. Mission to the UN
- Australian Mission to the UN
- Brazilian Mission to the UN
- Canadian Mission to the UN
- EU Mission to the UN
- Italian Mission to the UN
- Japanese Mission to the UN
- UK Mission to the UN
A new dimension for Geneva Week 2020 will be an introduction to WTO, including meetings with relevant WTO staff. In addition, the April round of the digital trade negotiations at the WTO, as well as UNCTAD eCommerce Week, will have just finished on May 1; as USCIB will be on the ground and working with ICC and the Digital Trade Network during that week, members will receive an on-the-ground briefing on the outcomes of these various meetings.
Finally, USCIB’s All In Initiative will convene a UN75 Business Dialogue during Geneva Week to highlight the critical importance of inclusive and transparent involvement of business in the multilateral system. This by invitation only event entitled “Integrity, Inclusiveness, and Impact,” will make the case for innovation in the UN to strengthen opportunities for substantive dialogue and partnerships with business.
If you are interested in participating in Geneva Week 2020 or if you’d simply like to receive further details, please email Ashley Harrington (email@example.com).