Interview with the Vice President for UN Affairs and International Organisations at Microsoft, Chris Sharrock
Interview with Chris Sharrock, VP of UN Affairs at Microsoft, on the role technology plays to deliver the SDGs
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Interview with Chris Sharrock, Vice President UN Affairs Office, Microsoft
We interviewed Chris Sharrock, Vice President UN Affairs and International Organisations at Microsoft, on their participation at the UN General Assembly, the meetings with the President of the General Assembly and the President of ECOSOC, and what they have planned for the Least Developed Countries Conference that will take place in Doha, Qatar. Watch.
“We know that there is a real opportunity for organizations and governments to use digital technology responsibly to do more with less, and to make more effective and accountable use of scarce resources while building a more resilient foundation for the future. Microsoft looks forward to contributing to Secretary-General Guterres’ “booster shot for the Sustainable Development Goals” as mentioned in the UN’s Our Common Agenda talks and working with the UN and other international organizations to continue building a resilient foundation for realizing the SDGs and for continuing the realization of pledges into progress. Chris Sharrock, VP UN Affairs
Chris Sharrock is Vice President for UN Affairs and International Organizations at Microsoft, based in Paris. Prior to that he led work to establish a Data Science strategy at HM Treasury in the UK, and spent five years as the UK’s Permanent Representative, and Dean of the Ambassadors at the OECD and IEA, in Paris.
What is considered a Least Developed Country?
Least developed countries (LDCs) are low-income countries with structural challenges in the areas of governance, education, and health, that prevents them from achieving sustainable development. They are more vulnerable to external economic shocks, and often lack resources to invest in their development.
LDCs have access to international support measures in particular in the areas of development assistance and trade.
UNESCO at the General Assembly
Twitter policy team meets UNESCO Assistant Director-General, Dr. Tawfik Jelassi, at the UN General Assembly to discuss managing misleading content, and balancing free expression in the platform through regulation.
Sustainable Finance Geneva Presents Building Bridges
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.
Register now here.
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, Ueli Maurer, Federal Councillor, 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.
Women in Diplomacy and International Relations
Today we kick-off our series on Women in Diplomacy and International Relations with exclusive interviews with diplomats, UN officials, and International Relations researchers and academics. Our first interview is with the Deputy Permanent Representative of Argentina at the UN Office in Geneva, Josefina Bunge.
Interview with Argentina’ Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Minister-Counsellor Josefina Bunge.