Mar. 9 2016, Published 7:00 p.m. ET

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COST: Free

VENUE: Polhemssalen, Ingenjörshuset Citykonferensen

ADDRESS: Malmskillnadsgatan 46, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden

Ms Helen Clark was appointed Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on 17 April 2009, she is the first woman to lead the organization. Ms Clark is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues.

Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Ms Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three successive terms from 1999 to 2008.

After introductions by Ms Helen Clark and Ms Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation, a panel discussion will take place with some of the important actors involved in the implementation of Agenda 2030; the civil society, the business sector, parliamentarians and youth representatives.

Seminar participants:

Ms Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

Ms Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation

Ms Birgitta Ohlsson, Member of Parliament, Spokesperson for the Liberal Party on Foreign Affairs

Ms Malin Ripa, Senior Vice President CSR Management at Volvo Group Headquarters

Ms Noura Berrouba, Swedish Youth Representative to the UN General Assembly 2016

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Mr Aleksander Gabelic, President of the United Nations Association of Sweden

Other participants yet to be confirmed
The seminar is moderated by Linda Nordin, Secretary General of the United Nations Association of Sweden.


Coffee will be served from 10:30 am.

Please register before Friday 4th of March, and please note that seats are limited. No fee is charged for participation in the seminar.

For more information please contact Berith Granath, UNA Sweden,


Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Agenda 2030 is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.

The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.


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