Opening film (FR)
Opening address by Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter
"The 2030 Agenda is a joint plan for a better world. Switzerland will work to realise a vision of a peaceful world without poverty and for a sustainable future. For us and for future generations. At home and throughout the world."
Keynote Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
Interview: The lead-up to the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
Ambassador Michael Gerber, the Federal Council’s special representative for global sustainable development
Storm-water management in the Sahel region of Chad (FR)
Panel discussion: Universality in practice: sustainable water management in Chad and in Switzerland
Markus Bürli, programme global Initiatives Eau, DDC
Rémadji Mani, national programme officer, Chad, SDC
Laurent Balsiger, Head «Direction de l’énergie», Canton of Vaud
Speech: Implementing the 2030 Agenda: New parameters for the SDC
Ambassador Manuel Sager, SDC Director-General
«Sustainable development is a cross-cutting task. A highly developed country such as Switzerland has a special responsibility to advance sustainable development at the national level.»
Panel discussion: Cocoa production in Indonesia: Public and private sector financing for sustainable development
Manfred Borer, project manager, Swisscontact
Nicko Debenham, Vice President Global Cocoa Sustainability, Barry Callebaut
Susanne Grossmann, member of the board of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM)
Ambassador Raymund Furrer, head of the Economic Cooperation and Development Division, SECO
"Spoke about the financing of the 2030 Agenda in his closing speech, calling for more innovative and targeted approaches to the financing of development cooperation."
I 17 Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
The 2030 Agenda replaces the Millennium Development Goals and lists 17 Sustainable Development Goals which form a common guide to the fight against poverty, inequality and environmental degradation.