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Doing Business with the UN – Webinar
June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This seminar will offer an introduction to the UN’s nearly $19 billion procurement market and feature remarks from the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Cherith Norman, U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Ana Guevara, and UN Assistant Secretary General Christian Saunders, as well as presentations on doing business with the UN and the UN Global Marketplace (UNGM)/vendor registration.
Neris Baez, Director of the United Nations Headquarters Procurement Division in New York, will provide an overview of the UN procurement system. Director Baez will outline the UN’s buying needs and inform participants on how to pursue procurement opportunities. Ms. Baez represents the United Nations Procurement Division (UN/PD), which buys over $3billion in goods and services for the UN Secretariat, which includes the UN’s headquarters offices in NY, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi, as well as the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Office of Information and Communications Technology.
Elias Sukkarieh, Procurement Officer with the UN’s Vendor Registration Team, will also discuss the UN Global Marketplace, the online procurement portal. And Mr. Sukkarieh will share tips on how to register as a UN vendor in the UNGM system – a critical initial step in successfully doing business with the UN. Participants will have the opportunity to engage the speakers and ask questions pertaining UN procurement and the UNGM registration process.
PART TWO – SAVE THE DATE! The next webinar (July 14; 1-230pm) in this series will provide in-depth tips on how to win a UN contract!