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Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships

Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships

26 - 28 March 2018
Room XII, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland



     The High-Level Substantive Segment of the Committee session explores how better to promote and use innovation and partnerships to achieve sustainable consumption and production. It features a range of good policy practices in sustainable consumption and production at regional, national and city level in the ECE region, with the aim to encourage peer learning and transferring of best practices. The Committee will also review the results of its work since the 11th session and agree on its programme of work for 2018-2019. 

Working documents

Provisional Agenda Items Eng Fre Rus
Provisional Agenda
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Report of the twelfth session
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Item 1: Adoption of the agenda      
Item 2: Election of officers      
A. High-level substantive segment      
Item 3: Innovative Partnerships for Sustainable Production and Consumption
Provisional programme (26-28 March, room XII) pdf    
B. General Segment      
Item 4: Implementation of the Programme of Work
  (a)   Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies      
  Report of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies on its tenth session
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  Towards the Circular Economy - Innovation Policies for Sustainable Production and Consumption
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  (b)   Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships      
  Provisional Programme (Monday, 26 March, room VII) pdf    
  Report of the Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships on its first session
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  Standard on a Zero Tolerance approach to Corruption in PPP Procurement
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Item 5: Main conclusions of the high-level substantive segment
Item 6: Programme of Work for 2018-2019
  (b)   Strategic Orientation for 2020      
  Draft Strategic Framework of the Economic Cooperation and Integration Subprogramme for 2020-2021
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Item 7: Areas of common interest with other Economic Commission for Europe bodies and international organisations      
Item 8: Other business      
Item 9: Adoption of the report    

Informal documents

Informal Documents Eng Rus
Towards a sub-regional Index on Innovation Policies
Updating the methodology for national Innovation for Sustainable Development Reviews
Recommendations adopted by the Governing Council of the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia on Innovation for Sustainable Development
Policy recommendations from the Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Kyrgyzstan
Guiding Principles in People-First PPPs for the Sustainable Development Goals
Promoting People-First PPPs for the Belt and Road initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals
People-First PPP standards and recommendations under preparation
Proposals received for activities to be carried out in 2018-2019


Speaker Presentation
High-level substantive segment
Innovative Partnerships for Sustainable Consumption and Production
Session 1  
Mr. Ernesto Hartikainen, Specialist Circular Economy, SITRA, Finland pdf
Mr. Sharon Kedmi, Managing Director, Alstom, Israel pdf
Mr. Vincenzo Gente, Senior Project Advisor, EASME, EU Commission pdf
Ms. Siri K. Bellika, EU Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy pdf
Session 2  
Mr. Sakari Ermala, CEO, Verte Ltd pdf
Ms. Caroline Prieur, Project Manager, Mission Vallée de la Chimie, Lyon Metropole, France pdf
Mr. Ruslan Rakhmatullin, Joint Research Centre, European Commission pdf
Mr. Olzhas Sartayev, Chairman of the Board, Astana Innovations, Kazakhstan pdf
Mr. Artem Sedov, CEO, Big Three ltd, The Russian Federation pdf
Mr. Nilgün Tas, Deputy Director, Department of Environment, UNIDO pdf
Session 3  
Ms. Anne Hornung-Soukup, Présidente du Conseil d’administration des TPG pdf
Mr. Pedro Neves, Founder & Managing Partner, Global Solutions pdf
Mr. David Dodd, Founding President and CEO International Resilience Center pdf


Mr. Ralph Heinrich

Secretary of the Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships

Ms. Ludmila Boichuk
Programme Assistant
Tel: +41 22 917 2364

e-mail: [email protected]
Fax:  +41 22 917 0178