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Editor's note: The second edition of SDGs in Brazil took place on Tuesday (16), an event that aims to discuss Brazilian advances and challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. About 25 representatives of the national private and public sector participated in the discussions, along with members of various agencies of the United Nations. More than 170 people from 25 different nationalities signed up to attend the discussions,

   SDGs in Brazil 2019 – The Role of the Private Sector at UNHQ

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About the Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, the UN proposed to its member countries a new agenda for sustainable development for the next 15 years, Agenda 2030, which is composed of 17 Sustainable Development Objectives (SDOs). ODS seeks to ensure human rights, end poverty, fight against inequality and injustice, achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, act against climate change, and tackle other major challenges of our times .
   The Chairman of the Global Compact Brazil Network Council, Sonia Favaretto
Sonia Consiglio Favaretto - President, UN Global Compact Network Brazil Journalist, broadcaster and post-graduate in Business Communication. B3’s Press, Sustainability, Communication and Social Investment Director. Chair of the Board of B3’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). President of the UN Global Compact Network Brazil’s Board and Vice-President of the CDP Latin America’s Board. She was Director of HR and Internal Communication for BankBoston, Superintendent of the BankBoston Foundation, Superintendent of Sustainability and Institutional Communication of Banco Itaú and Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability of Febraban - Brazilian Federation of Banks. Recognized by the UN Global Compact as SDG Pioneer in 2016.
   The Brazilian ambassador to the UN, Mauro Vieira  
Mauro Vieira holds a Bachelor`s degree in Law (Fluminense Federal University, 1973) and graduated in 1974 from the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy – Rio Branco Institute. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from January 2015 to May 2016. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Coordinator for International Acts; Chief of Staff for the Secretary-General; and Chief of Staff for the Minister. He also worked in the Ministry of Science and Technology, as Deputy Secretary-General for Science and Technology; and the Ministry of Social Security, as National Secretary of Administration at the Institute of Social Security. He served at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington D.C. (1978-1982); the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the Latin American Integration Association (1982-1985); the Embassy of Brazil in Mexico (1990-1992); the Embassy of Brazil in Paris (1995-1999); as Ambassador to Argentina (2004-2010); and asAmbassador to the United States of America (2010-2015). He is the Permanent Representative to the United Nations since November 2016.
   The executive director of the Global Compact, Lise Kingo
Lise Kingo is the CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. Prior to joining the UN Global Compact in 2015, Ms. Kingo was Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Management team at Novo Nordisk A/S since 2002. She was in charge of several business areas and pioneered the first Novo Nordisk strategy on sustainability, spearheading the integration of sustainability into the heart of the business, showcasing the mutual benefits for both the company and society. Before 2002, Ms. Kingo held various positions at NovoZymes A/S and Novo A/S, including Director of Environmental Affairs and Senior Vice President of Business Support. She was responsible for a number of areas covering growth and operations such as Environmental Affairs, People Management, Communications and Branding. Furthermore Ms. Kingo was the founder and primary force behind the first sustainability strategy at NovoZymes. Until Ms. Kingo started her work with UN Global Compact, she was chair of the board at Steno Diabetes Center and has throughout her career, held a number of board positions in foundations as well as in companies, such as Grieg Star Shipping in Norway and GN Great Nordic. She was also a Professor at the Medical Faculty, Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, and the Chair of the Danish Council for Corporate Social Responsibility. Ms Kingo has received several awards such as the Edinburgh Medal and the Copenhagen Business School 2018 Honorary Alumni Award. She is also a UN Gender Champion. Ms. Kingo holds a Master of Science degree in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath, United Kingdom, a Bachelors of Arts in The Science of Religions and Ancient Greek Culture from the Universities of Aarhus and Odense, Denmark as well as a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Economics from the Copenhagen Business School. She is also certified by INSEAD’s International Directors Program in Corporate Governance.
    UN System coordinator in Brazil, Niky Fabiancic
Niky Fabiancic is the Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Brazil since October 28th, 2015. He also served as Resident Representative of the United Nations Programme for Development (UNDP) in Brazil from 2015 to 2018. From 2012 to 2015, Niky Fabiancic served as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He also served as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for the Regional Bureau for Latin American and the Caribbean in UNDP New York from 2007-2012. He was United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Dominican Republic from 2002-2007, and Deputy Resident Representative in Venezuela from 1999-2002. Niky Fabiancic was Chief, Office of the Director, in the Development Group Office, New York from 1994-1999. He was Information Management Officer for the Division of Management Information Services at UNDP Headquarters from 1992-1994. Niky Fabiancic began his career with UNDP in 1985. Niky holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications and Computing Management from Brooklyn Polytechnic University, New York, USA, and an Electrical and Electronics Engineering Degree from University of Mendoza, Argentina.
   Sergio Barbosa Apex President
Sergio Ricardo Segovia Barbosa, 55, is a Retired Rear Admiral in Brazilian Navy. With recognized professional experience in military, managerial and governmental areas, he has worked in Intelligence Analysis, Military Operations, and Logistics. He also worked in Emergency and Risk Management, Maritime Safety, Strategic Planning, Navigation and Maritime Operations. In addition, in the foreign trade area, he was responsible for logistics and international acquisition processes, when in charge of the acceptance team for the Brazilian Navy polar ship Almirante Maximiano. Segovia has a postgraduate degree in Politics and Strategy from the War College. He is fluent in English and Spanish. 
    Justice João Otávio de Noronha - President, Brazilian Superior Court of Justice
President of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) and of the Council of Federal Justice (CJF), João Otávio de Noronha was born in Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais. He graduated in Law from the Sul de Minas Law School (FDSM), in 1981. He is specialized in Labor Law, Labor Procedural Law and Civil Procedural Law.
He started in an entry level at Banco do Brasil in 1975. Nine years later, he was admitted as a lawyer in the same institution. In 1987, he became the Chief of the Legal Office in the small city of Varginha - MG. After assuming various positions in the legal structure of the bank, he became the General Legal Adviser in April 1994 and, in 2001, he took up the post as the Legal Director of Banco do Brasil.
In 2002, he was appointed by the President of Republic to be a Member of the Superior Court of Justice, indicated by the Brazilian Bar Association. During his trajectory in the Court, he acted as a member of the Third and Fourth Panels (focused on Private Law), and also in the Second Panel (focused on Public Law). Between 2016 and 2018, he held the position of National Inspector of the National Council of Justice. Currently, he conciliates the role of president of STJ and CJF with teaching activities at the Instituto de Educação Superior de Brasília (IESB). Moreover, he is the author of several academic works, published in journals with national and international relevance
   Carlos Roberto Massa Junior - Governor of Paraná State
Carlos Roberto Massa Ratinho Júnior is the second youngest Governor in the history of Paraná and began his political path early on. At 21, he was elected State Deputy. In 2006, he ran as State Deputy with the second largest vote count. He was reelected with the largest in the history of the state of Paraná. On a national level, he was the youngest leader to serve in his party. Upon his return as a State Deputy in 2014, Ratinho earned his mandate with over 300 thousand votes, becoming the candidate with the largest number of votes in Brazil, proportionally. He also served as State Urban Development Secretary and as President of ParanaCidade, with 960 projects, and 1.7 billion Reais invested in 391 cities. Graduated in Marketing, he has a Post-Grad Degree in State Law and Specialization in Tax Management and Fiscal Reform from the Complutense University in Madrid. He was elected Governor of Paraná with over 3 million votes.
   Some of the representatives of the public sector
   Some of the representatives of the public sector
   Representatives of the public sector
    SDGs in Brazil 2019 – The Role of the Private Sector at UNHQ
    SDGs in Brazil 2019 – The Role of the Private Sector at UNHQ