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Infrastructure and the SDG Agenda in Fragile States: A Conversation with UNOPS Grete Faremo

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm ET



  • Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


  • Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


Please join CGD’s Executive Vice President, Amanda Glassman, in conversation with UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, Grete Faremo. UNOPS provide infrastructure and procurement services to partners to run peace and security, humanitarian, anddevelopment operations across more than 80 countries. The majority of UNOPS delivery takes place in fragile and conflict affected states.

Faremo will discuss how UNOPS works with countries and its role in the UN system, how infrastructure can contribute to the advancement of women, how effective public procurement is key to achieving the SDGs, and the organization’s future direction.

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Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow

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