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United Nations High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace - 20th Anniversary Convened by the President of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly

Theme: “The Culture of Peace: Empowering and Transforming Humanity”

Chair and Moderator
• H.E. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace; Permanent Representative of Bangladesh (1996-2001) and former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations (2002-2007)
• H.E. Miguel A. Moratinos, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
• H.E. Shamma bint Suhail Faris Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (tbc)
• H.E. Jacqueline O’Neill, Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security (tbc)
• H.E. Adela Raz, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations
• H.E. Valentine Rugwabiza, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations (tbc)
• H.E. Nada Al-Nashif, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences (tbc)
• H.E. Francisco Rojas Aravena, Rector, University for Peace (tbc)
Interactive Discussion
• Questions and answers from the floor
Special Comments
• H.E. Federico Mayor Saragoza, Chairman of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace and former UNESCO Director-General (tbc)

Closing Remarks
• H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly