UNCTAD is pleased to announce the launch of ISAR Honours 2020. As its previous edition in 2018 and 2019, “ISAR Honours” aims to raise awareness and facilitate dissemination of national and international best practices on sustainability and SDG reporting. In particular it supports the public and private sector efforts on enhancing the quality and comparability of companies’ reporting on their contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its usefulness for monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It recognizes policy, institutional or capacity-building initiatives, publicly available at the international or national level that encourage and assist enterprises to publish data on their contribution to the SDG implementation; and assist Governments in collecting such data for the SDG monitoring needs.
The event will take place alongside the thirty-seventh session of ISAR. The Honours will be announced in the context of the session’s discussions on sustainability reporting and the SDGs (Agenda Item 3), and selected initiatives will be invited to attend the session and present the honoured initiatives, following the agenda determined in the conclusions to the thirty-sixth session of ISAR.
> Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
> Ms. Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD
> Mr. James Zhan, Director, Division of Investment & Enterprise