Joint Inspection Unit received the WASD Sustainable Development Award

Following a decision of its International Advisory Board of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system was conferred the Sustainable Development Award 2018. The Award ceremony took place on 17 June 2019, in London, on the occasion of the 17th International Conference of WASD.

At the opening of the ceremony, Allam Ahmed, president of the Association, stated that the Award was bestowed to JIU “for the promotion of Global Partnership, in particular with respect to the role the academic and research community and the private sector in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”. The laudatio was pronounced by Geoff Thompson, Chair of Governors Board, Youth Forum, University of East London.

The Award was handled to Inspector Petru Dumitriu in his capacity as coordinator of JIU reviews on “The United Nations system –private sector partnership arrangements in context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and “Strengthening Policy Research Uptake in service of the 2030 Agenda”.

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, Kitack Lim, was presented at the ceremony. He expressed full support for the JIU recommendations contained in its report on the partnerships with the private sector in the context of “enhancing engagement with business [and] increasing coordination of innovation partnerships”.