Closing Press Conference: Millions of Dollars in Partnerships Spotlighted as Week-long Southern Solutions Marketplace Ends


NAIROBI, Kenya, November 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ PRESS CONFERENCE

Friday, 1 November at 12 p.m.

UN Press Centre, UN Compound, Gigiri

Millions of Dollars in Partnerships Spotlighted as Week-long Southern Solutions Marketplace Ends

General Assembly President John Ashe and Officials from Participating Agencies, Governments, Business and Civil Society will Take Part in Closing Ceremony

South-South Cooperation Awards to be Handed Out

After a week that sparked millions of dollars in partnerships between investors, green businesses, governments and others, the world’s foremost platform for Southern-grown development solutions will wrap up tomorrow with a high-level ceremony and a major press conference to spotlight investments and success stories.

What: Press conference on outcomes of the GSSD Expo (to follow closing ceremony, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

When: Friday, 1 November, 12 p.m.

Speakers at the closing ceremony for the 2013 Global South-South Development Expo will include General Assembly President John Ashe, Cabinet Secretary of Devolution and Planning of Government of Kenya Anne Waiguru, UN Under-Secretary-General, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi and others.

The Expo, hosted by UNEP in close coordination with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, has been a collaboration between a wide range of solutions seekers and providers. Under the overarching theme, “Building Inclusive Green

Economies,” the annual event was held for the first time this year in the global South.

The Expo welcomed over 800 delegates from across the globe, as well as more than 50 exhibitors showcasing their innovative Southern-grown solutions in the Expo’s eco-friendly pavilion.

The South-South Cooperation Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremony to individuals and organizations that have been prominent champions of South-South cooperation throughout the world.

Please note: journalists should arrive at the compound at least 30 minutes early.

There will be a bus to pick media from Chester House at 9.00am.

If you have not yet picked up your press badge: please do so beginning at 8 a.m.

To find out more about the Expo, please visit: http://www.southsouthexpo.org/

 

SOURCE

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


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