The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva 2012 – “Cultural Diplomacy & Sustainable Development”
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Dates: June 13th-15th, 2012
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.
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
Director, UNDP Office in Geneva
Director, Agriculture and Commodities Division, World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Managing Director, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Doaa Abdel Motaal
Advisor to the Head of the World Trade Organization
Former Chairman, Joint Inspection Unit, United Nations
China Program Manager &, Chief Representative in China, Worldwatch Institute
Former Member of the Swiss National Parliament
Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy
General Manager, Geneva School of Diplomacy
H.E. Amb. Luvuyo Ndimeni
Deputy Permanant Representative of South Africa to the United Nations
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
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.
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. The ICD is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization and the Participation Cost goes towards the cost of developing and running the program. Please note that the participation cost does not cover accommodation, and meals.
For more information please visit: icd-international-symposium-geneva (dot) org