Around the world, the United Nations’ 75th birthday has provided the backdrop for a global discussion about the future of the organisation 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.
In this second edition of the UN75 Dialogues in International Geneva, students from the Graduate Institute, Tanya Kini and Paras Arora, young researchers from the University of Geneva, Cécilia Raziano and Raphaël Languillon, and young researchers from foraus, Yalan Liu and Fabian Ottiger, will share their thoughts and questions on the impact the pandemic has had on culture, sports and tourism and engage in a dialogue with Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay, President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, and Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation Zurab Pololikashvili.
This dialogue will be complemented by contributions from Brazilian footballer Marta, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Mukhisa Kituyi, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction ASG Mami Mizutori, UNOG Director-General Tatiana Valovaya, and United Nations USG Fabrizio Hochschild.
The conversation will be moderated by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva.
This event, organised by the UN Office at Geneva in collaboration with the Graduate Institute, the University of Geneva and foraus, will be streamed live.