UN Human Rights Council: We Need a Treaty for the Rights of Older People | WHO: Interview with Steve MacFeely on the GIS Conference | Twitter Space: Social Media for Government Leaders
Grab your calendars: Twitter Space on Social Media for Gov 8 Sept, HRC Calls for a Legally Binding Instrument to Protect the Rights of Older People, WHO Participates at the GIS Conference in New York
Building Bridges will welcome the international development and finance community in Geneva from 3-6 October 2022 to advance sustainable finance.
The 3rd edition of Building Bridges will feature a High-level Summit, and over 65 thought-provoking discussions to mobilize capital for the 2030 Agenda.
The conference will convene internationally renowned experts and out-of-the-box thought leaders such as Emmanuel Faber, International Sustainability Standards Board, Patricia Danzi, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, Margaret Kulhow, WWF, David Nabarro, Skill, Systems & Synergies for Sustainable Development, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Centre for Economic Policy research, and many other speakers.
Building Bridges is an open and collaborative effort that aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable financial system.
The initiative brings diverse actors from the finance industry, the United Nations, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and government together around a common vision of advancing sustainable finance to address the Sustainable Development Goals.
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UN Human Rights Council Wants to End Ageism
Ambassador Villegas Calls for a Convention to Protect the Rights of Older People
It is about time, the HRC met this past week to discuss a very important topic, often neglected. You see job adverts listing every category of diversity required, but age is often not listed. For real. Check. Gasp! Even the UN jobs website is also guilty of age discrimination. Age is not mentioned at all.
Here, in a few tweets, the highlights of the week at the HRC.
It is time for a legally biding instrument to combat ageism in the workplace and the job markets around the globe.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, bid farewell this week.
Listen to the Recording of the Twitter Space on the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference
FIBEP Media Intelligence Congress
Join me in Dublin 14 to 16 September to discuss how international organisations use tools to measure impact of their global campaigns at FIBEP Media Intelligence Congress. Follow me on Twitter @MayaPlentz for updates during the conference.
Tweet of the Week
Source: GIS Centre for Health
Geospatial technology in the form of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enables representation of data to support better public health planning and decision-making.
Geospatial data and techniques are also an effective tool to monitor progress and provide a strong basis for policy making to achieve the SDGs and deliver the GPW 13 Triple Billion targets.
Together with 38 other UN Entities, WHO's GIS Centre attended the Twelfth Session of the UN-GGIM in New York last week. We interviewed Steve MacFeely, Director of Data and Analytics to discuss the importance of geographic data and its visual representation to fine-tune delivery of services for national health systems and the WHO.