Illustration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
17 Sustainable Development Goals. © DEZA/Andrea Peter

11.30     Doors open

Registration • Snacks • Visit SDG photography exhibition

13.00     Conference begins

Part 1
What is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

13.10     Opening address
What the 2030 Agenda means for Switzerland 

Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor

13.40    Keynote on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Ban Ki-moon,  UN Secretary-General

14.10     Interview
The lead-up to the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordina- tion 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

14.45     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

15.30     Break

Part 2
New sustainable development tools and partnerships in international cooperation

16.15     Speech
Implementing the 2030 Agenda: New parameters for the SDC

Ambassador  Manuel Sager, SDC Director-General

16.35     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)

17.25     Closing Address
State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, SECO Director

17.45     Networking drinks reception

Young photographer Dario Lanfranconi has depicted the 17 Sustain- able Development Goals in a series of photographs. Visitors can view the exhibition before the conference, during the break and at the drinks reception.

The registration deadline has expired. The conference is fully booked.