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Oslo, Norway: Business for Peace is pleased to announce the addition of Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, as a speaker at the 2021 Business for Peace Spotlight Series: Rethinking Systems of Decent Work, 26-28 May.
Ms Mohammed will be delivering the keynote address on 28 May at 14:05 CEST. Her remarks will be streamed globally as a part of this engaging three-day online event series which offers a transformative agenda, contributing to a global reset post COVID-19 of how the business community needs to take an active role in job creation, labour rights, social protection and poverty reduction.
Ms Mohammed first joined the United Nations in 2012 as Special Adviser to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the responsibility for post-2015 development planning. She led the process that resulted in global agreement around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Her career began while working on the design of schools and clinics in Nigeria. She served as an advocate focused on increasing access to education and other social services, before moving into the public sector, where she rose to the position of adviser to four successive Presidents on poverty, public sector reform, and sustainable development.
“We are pleased to welcome Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohmmed, as she underscores the significance of global engagement across the Decade of Action to meet the 2030 Agenda,” said Per Saxegaard, Founder and Executive Chair, Business for Peace, “Her words will set an inspiring tone as we continue to build back better in the wake of a pandemic, climate change, and economic upheaval”.
In addition to Mohammed’s keynote address the programme on 28 May includes an interview with Group CEO of Equity Group Holdings and 2020 Business for Peace Honouree, Dr James Mwangi; a two-part session focusing on the SDG Impact Standards plus a global investor roundtable including Sir Ronald Cohen to address solving global challenges through financing the SDGs; a panel debate on ESG data and governance; and a roundtable discussion on blended finance.