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03.03.2017 - ODG

Director-General in Washington to participate in the Global Partnerships Week

On 6 March 2017, Director-General Irina Bokova will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the opening session of the “Partnerships Practitioners Forum” organized by the U.S. State Department, USAID and Concordia. The event will take place in the framework of the Global Partnerships Week, under the theme “17 in 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

The Practitioners Forum, initiated by the Office of Global Partnerships at the US Department of State, the US Global Development Lab at the US Agency for International Development, Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab, will kick-off the annual week-long celebration in recognition of the critical role that cooperation plays in advancing the SDGs globally.

Following her participation in the Forum, Ms Bokova is expected to meet with Ms Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace, which is hosting this year’s event.

While in Washington, the Director-General will also meet with Ms Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation. She will then travel to Ottawa to participate in the UNESCO Week on Peace and Sustainable Development.

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