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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva 2012 – "Cultural Diplomacy & Sustainable Development”

Added by ICDAcademy on 2012-06-05

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2012-06-13
Last Date Last Day: 2012-06-15
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2012-06-11

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Mark Donfried
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Address Address: ICD, Kurfurstendamm 207-209, Berlin, Germany

Conference Description:

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva 2012 – "Cultural Diplomacy & Sustainable Development”

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Dates: June 13th-15th, 2012

Symposium Agenda
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva will be held parallel to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and will focus on the importance of sustainable development to the future of developed and developing countries. The conference will offer perspectives on how cultural diplomacy policies can assist in strengthening existing and future sustainable development policies and, in particular, how cultural diplomacy practices are necessary to express and mediate the rationale behind investment in sustainable development during this challenging period.

Symposium Speakers
Speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, diplomacy, civil society and the private sector from across the world.

A Selection of Speakers for Symposia including:
• Dr. Catherine Ferrier
Coordinator Certificate of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Geneva
• Cecile Molinier
Director, UNDP Office in Geneva
• Clemens Boonekamp
Director, Agriculture and Commodities Division, World Trade Organisation (WTO)
• Deborah Vorhies
Managing Director, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
• Doaa Abdel Motaal
Advisor to the Head of the World Trade Organization
• Gérard Biraud
Former Chairman, Joint Inspection Unit, United Nations
• Haibing Ma
China Program Manager &, Chief Representative in China, Worldwatch Institute
• Heiner Studer
Former Member of the Swiss National Parliament
• Ivan Ureta
Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy
• Jon-Hans Coetzer
General Manager, Geneva School of Diplomacy
• H.E. Amb. Luvuyo Ndimeni
Deputy Permanant Representative of South Africa to the United Nations
• Mario Apostolov
Regional Adviser, UNECE Trade
• Hon. Noemi Sanin Posada
Former Minister Foreign Affairs, Columbia
• Dr. Philipp Krueger
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Geneva Finance Research Institute, University of Geneva
• Ronald Derks
Focal Point World Alliance of Cities against Poverty, UNDP
• The Hon. Rufus Yerxa
Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO)
• Thérèse de Saint Phalle
Deputy-Registrar, International Court of Justice

Participants will include young professionals, students and academics, representatives from politics, diplomats, practitioners from the civil society and the private sector, Media representatives and other individuals with an active interest in the Program’s themes.

Participation Cost
The participation cost for the program is 195 euros. If offered a place in the conference, applicants are then required to transfer the participation cost to reserve their position.

To apply please visit: p?en_application-form_symposia-2012

For more information please visit: www.icd-international-symposium-geneva.o rg
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