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Panel 2: The United Nations and Public Goods - CERN / UNOG Symposium 2015
2 Nov 2015 -  Panel 2: The United Nations and Public Goods

Moderator: H.E. Amb. Alexandre Fasel, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United-Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Keynote: Mr Jovan Kurbalija, Head of Diplo Foundation and Geneva Internet Platform

• Prof. Cédric Dupont, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
• Mr.Frédéric Bontems, Director of global public goods department, MFA France
• Prof. Alberto Martinelli, Professor at University of Milan and President of ISSC
• Dr. Marie-Paul Kieny, WHO Assistant Director General
• Ms. Arancha Gonzalez, ITC Executive Director

With the view to contribute to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was approved on 25 September by the United Nations Member States, this one-day symposium co-hosted by the United Nations Office at Geneva and CERN, with the support of Switzerland and France in their capacity as the two CERN host states, will explore the value of the CERN model of cooperation in building trust across boundaries and strengthening the provision of global public goods in a rapidly -changing international context. The event will bring together policy makers, scientists and representatives of civil society in a new debate about how to build synergies across communities to move forward global objectives. The aim is to stimulate an innovative exchange that can help to shape more creative approaches and partnerships in addressing the challenges of today.
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