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A conversation on Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19

A conversation on Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19

 

Around the world, the United Nations’ 75th birthday has provided the backdrop for a global discussion about the future of the organization and the role multilateralism can play in resolving today’s challenges and leveraging opportunities that come with global collaboration. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a new urgency to this discussion, highlighting even more the benefits of cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. 

 

As part of the #UN75 global initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the UN Office at Geneva is very pleased to invite you to join the second edition of the #UN75 Dialogues in international Geneva, a conversation on Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19, this time with a special focus on culture, sports and tourism. The event will take place on Thursday, 25 June 2020 from 12 noon to 1.30 p.m. CET.

 

The dialogue is organized in cooperation with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the University of Geneva and foraus. Students and young researchers from these three academic institutions will be sharing their thoughts and questions with heads of key international agencies, including:

 

  • Audrey Azoulay, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee
  • Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th Anniversary
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Mami Mizutori, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Zurab Pololikashvili, World Tourism Organization
  • Tatiana Valovaya, United Nations Office at Geneva

 

Guests will be welcomed with a special message by the well-known Brazilian footballer Marta.

 

The event will be streamed live on https://youtu.be/aacK8cZ7kxM.

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:30
Organiser or Host: 
UN Office at Geneva & Graduate Institute
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aacK8cZ7kxM&feature=youtu.be
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What is the role of innovative finance in rethinking and resourcing problem solving in the humanitarian space?

Join us for a webinar

June 10, 11:00 (CEST)

With Dr Maximilian Martin, Global Head of Philanthropy, Lombard Odier Group, and Juan Coderque Galligo, Head of New Financing Models, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

As conflict and other humanitarian crises have imploded around the world, the financing gap for humanitarian aid has widened almost three-fold within a decade, passing from $9.6 billion in 2009 to $27.8 billion in 2019. As a result, leading humanitarian organizations are looking for fresh solutions to deliver on their remit by expanding the capital pool available and increasing their operational efficiency. What is the role of innovative finance in rethinking and resourcing problem solving in the humanitarian space?

This webinar will feature Dr. Maximilian Martin and Juan Luis Coderque, who will share some lessons learned from the making of the first humanitarian impact bond. Discussions will then center around the current innovation pipeline, including from a COVID perspective.


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Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
iMD
Venue: 
Online webinar
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NTS Centre Panel Webinar on "Humanitarian Futures in the Post-COVID-19 World

June 3, 2020, 15:00-16:00 (UTC+8)

Webinar: NTS Centre Panel Webinar on "Humanitarian Futures in the Post-COVID-19 World” 

This webinar organized by S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies will bring together a panel of speakers with different backgrounds related to humanitarian affairs to discuss how the current COVID-19 experience impact the future planning of the humanitarian sector. It will examine how the mindset about future planning needs to change and what humanitarian needs will there be in the field. It will also discuss the expectations on/of countries and regions, as recipients or donors, in humanitarian action. Click here to pre-register online

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00
Organiser or Host: 
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Venue: 
Webinar online
Link: 
https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/webexe88/owa/REGISTER_NTU.REGISTER?EVENT_ID=OA20052116592970
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