ITC at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

4 July 2022
ITC News

The International Trade Centre (ITC) contributed with two side events to the discussions around a sustainable and inclusive recovery in the post-COVID-19 era at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, thereby focusing on gender and green competitiveness.

Building Back Better through Gender-Responsive Public Procurement

On 5 July, the Government of the Republic of South Africa, Women20, Women Entrepreneurs Act Initiative, and ITC co-organized a virtual side event on 'Building Back Better through Gender-Responsive Public Procurement’.

The event focused on leveraging the untapped potential for development of women’s participation in government contracts through sharing of country experiences, lessons learned, and practical recommendations for those interested in creating or upscaling gender-responsive public procurement initiatives.

To view the session, please click here (Passcode: Qp*3G6%D).

Climate Competitiveness

On 6 July, ITC addressed the importance of partnerships to promote climate competitiveness and a climate-smart COVID-19 recovery, bringing together small businesses and governments to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Titled 'Climate Competitiveness: How Small businesses in developing countries can contribute to a climate smart recovery and Agenda 2030 through international trade', you can watch the online session here.

The High-level Political Forum takes place each year in July at UN Headquarters in New York.