GFDD Global Roundtables hosts Mr. Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director of UNEP New York for a Discussion on Sustainable Consumption and Production

June 25, 2014

For the June edition of its online broadcast program “GFDD Global Roundtables,” Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (the Foundation) has the pleasure to invite Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director of the United Nations Environment Programme in New York.

A distinguished diplomat and politician, Mr. Ahmad joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1986. He is an experienced civil servant who has, over the past 28 years, worked in a
number of different duty stations with rich experience of multilateral negotiations. These include his appointment as Acting Permanent Representative to the UN agencies in Rome (2007-08) and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UNEP in Nairobi (2001-05). In addition, Mr. Ahmad has participated in numerous important intergovernmental meetings, including the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, sessions of the UN General Assembly, the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)
and the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum of UNEP. He was a leading negotiator of the Group of 77 & China for Climate Change under Pakistan’s chairmanship in 2007, culminating at the 13th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali in 2007. He finally joined UNEP in 2008, which he represents today as the Deputy Director of the New York Office.

On behalf of GFDD, Executive Director Natasha
Despotovic will welcome the honored guest to a discussion on a range of questions about the concept of Sustainable Consumption and Production in addition to UNEP’s role as Secretariat of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and the significance of the initiative altogether, with a particular focus on the success of its efforts in the Caribbean and the Dominican Republic in particular.

The session will be
structured as an interactive discussion between Jamil Ahmad and Natasha Despotovic, and will be streamed on the Foundation’s websites.

About the Global Roundtable
In close association with the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN, GFDD organizes regular meetings with UN Ambassadors and other prominent figures in the international community in an effort to spread the news, knowledge and
understanding of other countries, global issues and work of different United Nations bodies to its audience in the Dominican Republic, the US and around the world.

The regular series, GFDD Global Roundtable is also a part of GFDD’s program to support the work of the United Nations and, as a non-governmental institution affiliated to it, contribute to the visibility and understanding of its work.

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