We have an exciting calendar of events planned for 2021, including global showcase events, workshops, and global summits.
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For over a year, countries have struggled to address a pandemic that respects no borders, destroys lives and livelihoods, and deepens pre-existing global challenges like inequality, climate change and education. With less than a decade left to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, the fully virtual Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2021, hosted alongside the United Nations General Assembly, will bring together global leaders from diverse sectors, disciplines and geographies. Ensuring the world exits the pandemic stronger than it entered it will only be possible if leaders work together across sectors and borders to share and deploy know-how, innovation and promising approaches and accelerate the recovery.
The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world's financial system.
The WTPF-21 will take place in Geneva from 16 to 18 December 2021, bringing together policymakers from around the world to discuss how to better harness technology to accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, without leaving anyone behind.
Check out the report by the ITU Secretary-General for the Forum.