Friday 02 December 2016, 14:00 - 17:40Seventy years after the United Nations (UN) was created, the norms and values codified in the UN Charter are back in the spotlight. They have been placed at the centre of Agenda 2030 development interventions, and necessitate innovative approaches and increase the demand for the UN’s normative support among Member States.
The UN’s Normative Role in an Agenda 2030 World
Co-organised by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the Programme for the Study of International Governance
Yet, many questions remain unanswered: Is there a clear and shared understanding of what the UN’s normative role is, and should be? Are existing normative frameworks enough to deliver on the 2030 Agenda? How, and by whom, can this normative support be delivered? What is the specific role of Geneva with regards to the UN’s normative function?
This conference convenes representatives from the UN system, Member States, academia, non-governmental organisations, and students to identify gaps and generate forward-looking ideas related to the UN’s normative work in light of the 2030 Agenda. The outcome of the event will provide input to discussions on the UN’s evolving role and function, and on how the UN’s normative work can be strengthened.
Henrik Hammargren, Executive Director, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
Thomas Biersteker, Director of Policy Research, The Graduate Institute
Bruce Jenks, Senior Advisor, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
Michael Møller, Director-General, UN Office in Geneva
Lisa Orrenius, Head of New York Office, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
Nikhil Seth, Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Stephen Browne, Co-Director, Future United Nations Development System
Gilles Carbonnier, Professor, Development Economics, The Graduate Institute
Virginia Cram-Martos, Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Gilbert Houngbo, Deputy Director General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Marie Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General, World Health Organization (WHO)
Carsten Staur, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in Geneva
Susanna Hecht, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute
Download the concept note and working agenda.
Auditorium Ivan Pictet A, Maison de la paix, Graduate Institute, Geneva.