When
Where

Geneva, Switzerland

Organizer

UNIDO, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia

SIDE EVENT-AID FOR TRADE GLOBAL REVIEW 2019 Adding Value: Quality Infrastructure for Sustainable Development

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Trade is increasingly embedded within global value chains (GVCs) and governed by quality standards and regulatory requirements. Despite trade liberalization and globalization, many developing country exporters still face substantial challenges in meeting and proving conformity with market entry requirements, thereby affecting their ability to trade competitively. Quality infrastructure (QI) systems, which ensure quality and compliance with standards and international market requirements, enhance the competitiveness of value chains and facilitate their connectivity to local and global markets.

Under the session, speakers from national and international QI institutions as well as private sector will discuss how robust QI systems better position developing economies to achieve sustainable development, safeguard the wellbeing of people, create economic prosperity, and protect the planet.

QI FOR PEOPLE

How enhanced metrology capacity In Malawi brought benefits to Malawian citizens by providing improved protection of consumer rights?

QI FOR PROSPERITY

How strengthened QI services in Colombia improved the capacity of the cosmetic sector to comply with standards and regulatory requirements in export markets, thereby generating employment for local people and fostering socio-economic development?

QI FOR THE PLANET

How upgraded quality infrastructure services for the seafood value chain, and skills and knowledge development of women farmers contributed to sustainable utilization of oceanic resources in Indonesia?

SPEAKERS

Ms. Sharonmae Shirley

Co-Chair of the ILAC-IAF Joint Development Support Committee (JDSC), and Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation

Ms. Monica Rubiolo

Head of Trade Promotion, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Mr. Willy Harrison Muyila

Deputy Director General/National Project Coordinator, Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS)

Mr. Ian Dunmill

Assistant Director, International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML)

Ms. Martha Janneth Neira

Director, Laboratorios M&N y cìa Ltda, Colombia

Mr. Sean MacCurtain

CASCO Secretary, International Standardization organization (ISO)

Mr. Herman Wisse

Managing Director, Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)

Mr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento

Director, Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Organized by

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia

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For more information, please contact:

Mr. Cong Wu

PTC/TII/SQI

UNIDO

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