19 May 2021

Venue: Online

The United Nations Environment Programme, the World Trade Organization, the Geneva Environmental Network, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva and the Geneva Internet Platform - in cooperation with host organizations and other supporting organizations - have the pleasure to invite you to the Sixth Dialogue of the Cross-sectoral Dialogues on Digital Cooperation.

About the Cross-sectoral Dialogues on Digital Cooperation

In preparation of the UN World Data Forum 2021, that will take place in Bern – Switzerland in October 2021 and as a way to enhance the role of International Geneva in digital cooperation, a series of Cross-sectoral Dialogues on Digital Cooperation are being organized. By addressing data issues through different angles, such as their collection, protection, sharing and use and by matching it at the same time with key sectoral dimensions like health, science, technology, intellectual property, business, climate, humanitarian challenges, trade or environment, we aim at enhancing the added value of data to ultimately accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The Cross-sectoral Dialogues will pave the way of the Road to Bern via Geneva. These Dialogues are intended to deliver Geneva’s contributions to the UN World Data Forum and to foster valuable and beneficial participation. The cross-cutting and interactive discussions of the Dialogues allow to combine the experience of different sectors while enlarging the perspective on digital cooperation.

The previous Dialogues held in 2020-21 were : #1. Data Collection, #2. Data Protection; #3. Data Sharing; #4. Use of Data; #5. Data & Tech 4Good.

Using Data and Digital Technologies to Advance Sustainable Trade and Environmental Transparency

This Dialogue will showcase the latest digital sustainable trade and environment transparency concepts and tools, with an emphasis on the digital product passport concept. It will bring in the perspectives of governments, businesses and other stakeholders on the potential use cases, challenges, opportunities and enabling policies.


By order of intervention



Welcome and opening remarks

Session 1 | Accelerating sustainable trade through transparency and digitalization of data

Session 2 | What is a digital product passport and why will it transform sustainable trade and environmental transparency?

The key messages for the UN World Data Forum



You are kindly invited to register for Dialogue 6 on Eventbrite by 17 May 2021. The e-link to join Dialogue will only be sent to registered participants. To foster interactive discussions and fruitful exchanges, the number of participants is limited. It is therefore recommended to register on time.