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So What event

On the occasion of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization and in the lead up to the Climate Action Summit 2019 , we are pleased to invite you to the sixth iteration of the “So What?” Series. Addressing Decent Work (SDG 8) and Climate Change (SDG 13), this event will be co-hosted by the SDG Lab, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Experts and policy makers will exchange on the interactions of both goals, as well as provide with concrete examples of their implementation on the ground for better sustainable development outcomes.

Special Guests
Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director General, United Nations Office at Geneva, UNOG


  • Mr. Philip Gass, Senior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development, IISD, Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI)
  • Ms. Radhika Murti, Director, Global Ecosystem Management Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN
  • Ms. Mito Tsukamoto, Chief, Development and Investments Branch, International Labour Organization, ILO
  • H.E. Elayne Whyte Gómez, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Costa Rica to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva
  • International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC (TBC)
  • Mr. Robert Marinkovic, Advisor, International Organisation of Employers, IOE

Ms. Nadia Isler, Director, SDG Lab


Practical information

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 | 15:00-17:00 Hall XIV in the Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland


Please register here

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