United Nations and JSC “National Managing Holding “Baiterek” will discuss the role of business in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals at the Global Challenges 2018 (AEF)

May 11, 2018

May 18, 2018 Astana – the United Nations in Kazakhstan jointly with the JSC National Managing Holding “Baiterek” will organize an SDGs dialogue named The Role of the Business Sector in the SDGs implementation at the Astana Economic Forum 2018 (AEF).

The event will explore the potential contribution of businesses to the Global Agenda 2030[1], incentive mechanisms of the Government to sustainable business models, monitoring of the progress in the achievement of specific SDGs, and other burning issues. Among the participants are the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Kazakhstan Mr. Norimasa Shimomura, the Chairman of the JSC National Managing Holding “Baiterek” Mr. Aidar Arifkhanov, the Head of Restructuring and Recovery at Deutsche Genossenschafts Hypothekenbank AG and the former EBRD President Mr. Thomas Mirow, the well-known businessman and owner of Astana Group Mr. Nurlan Smagulov and many others.

Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to achieve a just, equitable and inclusive world. SDGs urge stakeholders to work together for promoting sustainable economic growth, social development and environmental protection for the common benefit of the present and future generations. The report released by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission the achievement of SDGs can create market opportunities for at least $ 12 trillion and 380 million new jobs by 2030.

The session will be held in Russian and English languages with simultaneous translation to be provided. We invite the media to participate in the event, with an opportunity to take an interview with Mr. Norimasa Shimomura and others.

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Dale Carnegie Hall, 18 May 2018, Astana Economic Forum, 12:30 - 13:45. For more information, please contact UNDP communications associate Dina Teltaeva at + 7 7172 69 65 44 (ext 2124) and UN Women Communications specialist Sabina Mendybayeva via e-mail and over the telephone 7 7172 696 544 (2426).


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Mission of the JSC "Baiterek National Management Holding" is to support the sustainable economic development of the Republic of Kazakhstan in order to implement public policies and achieve goals set by the 2050 Strategy.



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