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The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos is one of the foremost gatherings to bring together leaders from across sectors to share ideas and discuss industry, regional, and global agendas.

As the world continues to build progress toward historic global agreements – the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change – to end poverty, promote prosperity for all, and protect the planet, the UN Foundation, GSMA, the UN’s Department of Public Information, Guggenheim Partners, and other partners are collaborating to engage people around the world in the important conversations happening at Davos.

#SDGLive will broadcast live from the Goal 17 Partnership Space in the heart of Davos to share panel discussions, interviews, photos, and other digital content beyond Davos to people across the globe. Each day from January 17-19, you will be able to join in the conversation during a live broadcast featuring leading voices in business and global development discuss how we can come together to advance solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.


Tuesday, January 17

Innovations that Improve Lives: 
Ronald de Jong, Executive Board Member and Chairman of the Philips Foundation
Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA Representative, Kenya
Amy Wilkinson

Healthy Not Hungry:
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme
Sam Kass, Food Policy Expert 

A Discussion with The Tony Elumelu Foundation
Parminder Vir, CEO of the Tony O. Elumelu Foundation
Susan Myers, Senior Vice President, UN Foundation

Welcome & Introduction


Investing in girls and women makes progress across all SDGs:
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA
Claudia Gonzalez Romo

It pays to invest in girls and women:
Katja Iversen, President & CEO, Women Deliver
Alan Jope, Unilever
Claudia Gonzalez Romo

Combatting climate change and conserving the environment:
Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

How do we rebuild trust?
Richard Edelman, CEO, Edelman
Dr. David Nabarro, UN
Claudia Gonzalez Romo

How to make the SDGs relevant for business:
Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Jeremy Oppenheim, Program Director, Business & Sustainable Development Commission
Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva
Lawrence Yanovitch, President, GSMA Foundation

A new way of dealing with chronic disease:
Sean Duffy, CEO, Omada Healthcare

Wednesday, January 18

Ending violence against children:
Susan Bissell, Executive Director, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
Per Heggenes, Ikea Foundation
Joanna Rubinstein

The role of business in fighting forced labor:
Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case LLP
Antonio Zappulla, COO of Thomson Reuters Foundation

Equity and SDGs:
Tony Lake, Executive Director, Unicef
Claudia Gonzalez Romo

Showcasing humanity through visual storytelling:
Annina Roescheisen, German multimedia artist
Abby Sasser, Special Advisor to the CEO, ONE Campaign 

Using technology to engage communities during humanitarian emergencies:
Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Ericsson
Raj Kumar, Devex

Responsive & responsible leadership: The journey of getting them mobile industry behind the SDGs:
Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

The role of tech in health and in implementing the SDGs:
Sean Duffy, CEO Omada Health
Abby Sasser

Financing health:
Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, MSD for Mothers
Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

The Circulars Awards:
Ida Auken, Member of Parliament, Denmark, Co-chair of the Circulars
Jaime Nack

How women entrepreneurs grow the economy:
Cherie Blair
Amy Wilkinson

Partnerships to achieve the SDGs:
Rachel Samren, Millicom
Alicia Barcena, ECLAC

Importance of mobile and achieving the SDGs:
Sigve Brekke, President & CEO, Telenor Group
Stephane Dujarric

Education as a driver of progress:
Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
Susan Myers, Senior Vice President, United Nations Foundation

Women driving the SDGs:
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
Richard Lui, MSNBC

State of development:
Raj Kumar, Devex
Stephane Dujarric

Sustainable agriculture as a tool to reducing poverty:
Tara Nathan, head of public private partnerships, Mastercard
Claudia Gonzalez Romo

Women in leadership:
Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme
Susan Myers, Senior Vice President, United Nations Foundation

Return on Equality: Investment opportunities that help close the global gender gap:
Jyoti Chopra, Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, BNY Mellon
Vivian Riefberg, Senior Partner, Mckinsey
Joelle Tanguy UN Women
Enrique Acevedo, Anchor, Univison

Lens of children on the move:
Erica Kochi, Unicef Innovation Unit
Andrew Harper, UNHCR

Thursday, January 19

Powering the SDGs:
Johan Dennelind, President & CEO, Telia Company
Lawrence Yanovitch, President of the GSMA Foundation

Protecting the lives and livelihoods of refugees:
Kelly Clements, Deputy High Comissioner for Refugees, UNHCR
Jake Horowitz, UN Young Leader for the SDGs, Co-founder of Mic

Inspiring youth to solve global issues:
Jake Horowitz, UN Young Leader for the SDGs, Co-founder of Mic
Emily Ross, United Nations Foundation

The power of storytelling:
Sandy Climan, President, Entertainment Media Ventures
Abby Sasser

The future of cities:
Coen van Oostrom, CEO of OVG Real Estate

Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International
Abby Sasser

Preventing pandemics:
John-Arne Rottingen, CEO of The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation
Mark Henderson, Director of Communications, Wellcome Trust

Gary Haugen, Founder and CEO, International Justice Mission
Emily Ross, United Nations Foundation

ROI of equality:
Ty Cobb, Director, Human Rights Campaign; Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Antonio Zappulla COO of Thomson Reuters Foundation

Connecting the displaced:
Kaan Terzioglu, CEO, Turkcell

The Future Is Ours: Youth Emancipation Campaign:
Anthony Jodin
Abdramane Diabete
Victoria Barrett
Felix Marquardt, founder, think tank Youthnomics
President, Cylance

Migration is key to sustainable development:
William Lacy Swing, Director General, IOM
Abby Sasser

Responding to the world’s emergencies:
Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Emily Ross, United Nations Foundation

Future of trade:
Dr. Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Claudia Romo Gonzalez 

Building awareness and driving progress for the SDGs:
Michael Moller, Executive Director, UN Geneva
Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Importance of reporting on the SDGs:
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Co-founder & Chairman, Pvblic Foundation;
Stephen Keppel, Vice President, Social Impact at Univision Communications
Claudia Romo Gonzalez