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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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Live: Panel on Challenges and Opportunities for Refugees in the COVID-19 era with Thomson Reuters Foundation

Panel on Challenges and Opportunities for Refugees in the COVID-19 era with Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thursday 18th June, 5pm – 6pm

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challenges-and-opportunities-for-refugees-in-the-covid-19-era-online-panel-tickets-107612826862

As the COVID-19 pandemic hits economies globally, what new challenges do refugees face when trying to rebuild their lives and their livelihoods?

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, for this one-hour online discussion where we will explore the uniquely difficult situation many refugees face in the wake of the pandemic.

What steps should businesses, individuals, and countries take to try to ensure refugees and asylum-seekers – who, in so many cases, have been on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19 – can not only rebuild, but thrive professionally and personally in the years to come?

Moderated by Belinda Goldsmith, the Editor in Chief at Thomson Reuters Foundation, this event will feature contributions from:

  • Gillian Triggs, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection. Before joining UNHCR in 2019, Gillian served a 5-year term as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Gillian has an extensive history of dedicated service to human rights and the refugee cause in Australia, the Asia-Pacific Region and globally.
  • Gideon Maltz, Executive Director of TENT Partnership for Refugees.TENT mobilises the networks, resources, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector to address the global refugee crisis. Before joining TENT, Gideon served as deputy chief of staff to Ambassador Samantha Power at the U.S. mission to the United Nations.
  • Maya Ghazal, UNHCRhigh profile supporter. A refugee from Syria living in the UK and a recipient of the Princess Diana Legacy Award, Maya is currently studying Aviation Engineering at Brunel University.

5pm – 6pm, Thursday 18th June.

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
Organiser or Host: 
UNHCR & Thomson Reuters Foundation
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challenges-and-opportunities-for-refugees-in-the-covid-19-era-online-panel-tickets-107612826862
Language: 
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