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Resilience of Global Supply Chains in Times of Crisis - Supporting a Sustainable Recovery with Green and Digital Solutions

10 May 2023 14:30 - 17:00
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

This Conference organized in the framework of the 40th UN/CEFACT Forum is aimed at taking stock of the complex issues of disruptions in global supply chains and potential ways to address them, including through the digital solutions and instruments developed by UN/CEFACT. Moreover, it will provide an opportunity for international development partners, private sector stakeholders, government representatives and the academia to exchange their views on key global developments to guide UN/CEFACT work, forge synergies and enhance partnerships to advance digitalization and ensure more resilient and shock-proof supply chains in the region, and beyond.




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14:30 - 14:45

Opening Remarks

  • Dmitry Mariyasin, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE
  • Shamika Sirimanne, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
  • Stephen Bereaux, Deputy Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU 
  • Sue Probert, Chair, UN/CEFACT

14:45 - 15:00

Keynote Speech
Green and digital transition - challenges and opportunities

  • Suja Rishikesh, Director, Market Access Division, WTO

15:00 - 16:15



Panel Discussion


  • Elisabeth Türk, Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE



  • Paola Migliorini, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission DG Environment
  • Celine Bacrot, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Facilitation Section, UNCTAD
  • Ibrahima Nour Eddine Diagne, CEO of GAINDE 2000, UN/CEFACT Head of Delegation for Senegal
  • Jeanne Huang, Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Law School
  • Steven Capell, Project Lead, UN/CEFACT
  • Aidarbek Samykbaev, Kyrgyz Republic, Ministry of Economy and Commerce of the  Kyrgyz Republic, Customs Policy Department
  • Nena Dokuzov, Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport, Directorate for Internationalization, Enterpreneurship and Technology

16:15 - 16:45

Questions & Answers

16:45 - 17:00 Wrap up and Conclusions