Harnessing the Power of Sport in Achieving Sustainable Development

United Nations, New York, 22 September 2017

The 2030 Agenda recognizes sport as an important tool for promoting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Mega sports events, like FIFA World Cups, provide a major test and a unique opportunity for host countries to promote the values of sport in a way that benefits entire communities within the country itself and the wider region. How will Qatar's 2022 World Cup promote socio-economic development and respect for diversity and culture? We hear from Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs, the UN's Deputy-Secretary-General, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and the High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations.

Unlocking Financing for Climate Action

World Bank, Washington DC,21 April 2017

A panel discussion with World Bank Group President on mobilizing the trillions of dollars in private and public investment needed to ensure the world meets the goals of the Paris Agreement. This high-level event brought together climate change leaders, government ministers, philanthropists, and private sector executives to focus on what’s already happening, how far we have to go and what a climate-resilient, low-carbon future could look like.

Addressing Refugee Crises in Middle-Income Countries: Lessons Learned

World Bank, Washington DC, 21 April 2017

Middle-income countries currently host roughly 6 million refugees, with over 80% of them in the Middle East and North Africa or in Turkey. But even as they perform this global public good, middle-income host countries struggle to meet the costs associated with an influx of refugees. Live event to discuss how the Global Concessional Financing Facility is helping support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon.

Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions

Washington, 18 April 2017
To support the prevention of violence against women and girls, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative will award 10 teams from around the world with funds to support research and innovation to help address this global epidemic.  Award winners shared their motivations and successes in developing effective prevention and response interventions, which the World Bank can also incorporate into its development work.

High Level Dialogue - Carbon Pricing: 'Doubling the Wave'

Zurich, 16 January 2017
Heads of state and business leaders have challenged the world to double the coverage of emissions subject to carbon pricing by 2020. The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition convenes a high-level dialogue to showcase action and inspire progress. Ghida Fakhry moderates the one-day event, with a leadership conversation with Ben Van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell; Samir Assaf, CEO, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC; Geraldine Matchett, FCO, Royal DSM.