Who from the around the UN System is participating in Davos World Economic Forum activities? Here is a round up of some of the action:
UN Radio interview about Ban-Ki moon’s attendance that explains how the forum is also a platform for UN ideas.
As part of the Every Woman, Every Child initiative, the Partnership for Maternal. Newborn and Child Health side event includes members of the private sector. Speakers include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and CEOs from Merck and Johnson & Johnson.
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change launched an online database to help businesses adapt to climate change.
Speaking at a forum on Global Risks 2012, Yury Fedorov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), announced the beginning of a comprehensive study on the problem of cybercrime.
Participants at the Increasing Livelihoods by Making Nutrition Accessible and Effective event included World Food Programme (WFP) head Josette Sheeran, David Nabarro from UN, and economist Joseph Stiglitz.
In addition to honouring Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa as a Global Champion in the Battle against Hunger, WFP is highlighting the power of the private sector to help shape the future of the world for the better.
Josette Sheeran from WFP led a discussion with thought leaders on how to ensure food security.
New Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) chief José Graziano da Silva participated in a roundtable on development issues. He said he is confident the whole world can be fed, as the problem is not supply, but access to food, land and water.
UN human rights expert on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, told attendees that globalization should serve human rights and sustainable development.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a US$750 million promissory note for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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