The Embassy of New Zealand, in cooperation with the GIGA, is excited to invite you to our online panel discussion“From Crisis to Resilience ‒ How Can We Link Recovery, Sustainability and Trade?"

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ESDW 2020

We are excited to cooperate with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (external link) (GIGA), organising an online panel discussion, entitled “From Crisis to Resilience ‒ How Can We Link Recovery, Sustainability, and Trade?” on

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | 09:00–10:30 a.m. (CET)

As part of the "European Sustainable Development Week", the German Federal Foreign Office coordinates a series of events under the title "Diplomacy for Sustainability". Together with participating embassies and partner organisations, the aim is to send a strong and united statement for sustainable development and to highlight the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In support of “SDG 17 Partnerships: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”, this panel will tackle some of the difficult questions around trade and sustainability that have been brought into stark focus by the coronavirus pandemic. We will explore how trade and trade agreements help with sustainable development, how we can ensure the economic recovery is sustainably designed, making international supply chains more resilient, and the role of international cooperation as a way out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Hosted aby New Zealand Ambassador Rupert Holborow, we together welcome the panel Vangelis Vitalis (Deputy Secretary Trade and Economic, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Professor Amrita Narlikar (external link) (President of the GIGA), and Dr. Markus Gehring (external link) (Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge).


Register here (external link)