Micro-, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day: Trade for Climate Change

Micro-, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day: Trade for Climate Change
27 June 2024
15:00 - 18:00 hrs. Room XVII, Palais des Nations
, Switzerland

As we steer our ship into a New Development Course in a Changing World, the importance of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the circular economy is crystal clear. MSMEs, which account for 90% of businesses, more than 70% of employment, and 50% of GDP worldwide, remain the core of the economy for most societies.

The United Nations General Assembly designated 27 June 2024 as "Micro-, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day" (A/RES/71/279) to raise awareness of the tremendous contributions of micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together with MSMEs and entrepreneurs, we can reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The workshop, organized by UN Trade and Development, the International Council for Small Business, and other partners, will celebrate the International Day of MSMEs 2024. The sessions will discuss the role, potential, and challenges of MSMEs in contributing to achieving the SDGs and other internationally agreed-upon commitments, with a particular focus on the circular economy.

Participants will include international experts and representatives from all stakeholder groups.


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International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations Office in Geneva, and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Office in Geneva

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Chantal Line Carpentier, Head, Trade, environment, climate change, and sustainable development Branch
Division of International Trade and Commodities, UN Trade and Development

Dr. Ayman Tarabishy, President and CEO, ICSB