Can social mobilisation shape the agenda at the local, national, and global levels?  

June 28, 2021. 17:00 – 20:00 Hrs (Geneva Time)

a) In Person

At the Aula Piaget, UNIDufour. Rue Général-Dufour 24. 1204 Genève

Registration at the following address.  (Due to health restrictions, the number of participants is limited).

B) Internet:


Meeting Number: 461-763-8394

Facebook Live:



Short Bio’s of the panelists available at:éférences

17:00 – 17:15 Welcome and introduction
  • Mr. Alejandro BONILLA GARCÍA, President, Greycells 
  • Ms. Tatiana VALOVAYA, Director General, United Nations Office at Geneva, UNOG  
  • Ms. Christina KITSOS, Conseillère administrative, City of Geneva  

Moderator: Mr. Jérémy SEYDOUX

17:15 – 17:20 Keynote address: Ms. Gro Harlem BRUNTLAND, The Elders (video) 
17:20 – 18:05 Panel 1: PEOPLE: Social Inequalities, Including Gender  
  • Ms. Annie NAMALA (India), Director, Centre for Equity and Inclusion, New Delhi, via ZOOM, Senior
  • Mr. Adama SANNEH (Italy), Co-Founder and CEO, Moleskine Foundation, education and creativity for social change and WikiAfrica Education Initiative, Millennial.
  • Ms. Olive LINYUIY KINGA (Cameroun), Founder of a NGO on child and family poverty, candidate Master of Advanced Studies, University of Geneva (UNIGE), Millennial
  • Ms. Adiba QASIM (Iraq) Yazidi survivor from Northern Iraq, refugee in Switzerland; humanitarian and freelance journalist, Millennial.

Discussant Panel 1

  •  Ms Gabriele KOEHLER, Senior Research Associate, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), member of Greycells.
18:05 -18:10 Analysis and Reflections on “The Three United Nations”: Sir Arthur “Richard” JOLLY (UK), Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Former UN Assistant Secretary-General. Former senior executive at UNICEF. (Zoom)
18:10 – 18:40 Panel 2: PLANET: Putting environment first, three approaches reinforcing each other.
  • Ms. Océane DAYER (Switzerland), Co-President Sustainable Development Solutions Network Switzerland (SDSN CH). Millennial.
  • Mr. Alain FREI, Co-presidents (Switzerland), “Grands parents pour le climat”, Senior
  • Ms. Sascha GABIZON (Germany), Director, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), Germany, via ZOOM, Senior 
18:40 – 19:25 Panel 3: PROSPERITY: economic inequalities 
  • Ms. Andrea SANTIAGO (Mexico), activist and advocate for domestic workers’ rights, Mexico City, via ZOOM, Millennial 
  • Mr. Patrick TARAN (USA/France), President, Global Migration Policy Associates GMPA, Senior 
  • Mme Chantal PEYER (Switzerland) Head, Enterprise and Human Rights Team, Pain pour le Prochain, Senior 
  • M. Raymond SANER (Switzerland), Director, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic-Development C-Send, on transnational firms’ responsibilities, Senior  

Discussants Panel 3:  

  • M. Sangheon LEE. Director of the Employment Policy Department (EMPLOYMENT) of the ILO
19:25 – 19:45  Presentation and comments on the online survey results and Millennials views on civil society mobilisation.
  • Ms. Sheilla Roxana BALDEÓN ARAGÓN, Master candidate, University of Geneva. 
  • Mr. Albert BARSEGHYAN, Spokesperson, Fair Internship Initiative.
  • Ms. Lucia GOBERNA, Dianova (via Zoom)
  • Ms. Chiara MUELLER, Vice President , Executive Board of the Geneva Model United Nations (GIMUN)
19:45 – 20:00 Conclusions  
  • Amb. Salman BAL Director of the International Geneva Welcome Center (CAGI). 
  • Mr, Paul LADD, Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
  • Ms. Corinne MOMAL-VANIAN, Executive Director, Kofi Annan Foundation.  

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