Program in English - Greycells



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

Geneva, June 28, 2021 

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 – 18:00 Panel 1: PEOPLE: Social Inequalities, Including Gender  
  • Mr. Chouaib EL HAJJAJI (Tunisia) , Women Deliver Young Leader 2020 and SI Leader Lab 2021 Civil Society Leader for gender equality, Millennial 
  • Mr. Adama SANNEH (Italy), Co-Founder and CEO, Moleskine Foundation, 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. Annie NAMALA (India), Director, Centre for Equity and Inclusion, New Delhi, via ZOOM, Senior  
18:00 – 18:40 Panel 2: PLANET: Environment and Climate Change 
  • Ms. Océane DAYER (Switzerland), Co-President Sustainable Development Solutions Network Switzerland (SDSN CH). Millenial.
  • Mr. Alain FREI, Co-presidents (Switzerland), “Grands parents pour le climat”, Senior
  • Ms. Marie-Claire GRAF (Switzerland), climate activist, Kofi Annan Foundation, Millennial.
  • Mr. Lefteris ARAPAKIS (Greece), environmental activist for sustainable fisheries, Founder of Enaleia, and Regional Winner 2020 of Young Champions of the Earth, via ZOOM, Millennial.


  Discussant Panel 2:  

  • Ms. Sascha GABIZON (Germany), Director, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), Germany, via ZOOM, Senior 
18:40 -18:45 Analysis and Reflections on “The Three United Nations”: Prof. Richard JOLLY, Institute of Development Studies, SUSSEX University (Zoom or video) 
18:45 – 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 (Canada), President, Global Migration Policy Associates GMPA, Senior 
  • M. Josef ZISYADIS (Switzerland), Co-President, Slow Food Suisse, Senior 
  • M. Raymond SANER (Switzerland), Director, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic-Development C-Send, on transnational firms’ responsibilities, Senior  

Discussants Panel 3:  

  • 1 millennial (to be determined): comments on youth employment, Millennial 
  • Mme Chantal Peyer (Switzerland) Head, Enterprise and Human Rights Team, Pain pour le Prochain, Senior
19:25 – 19:40 Presentation of the online survey results  
  • Fair Interns Initiative (FII) 
  • Dianova International  
  • Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN)  
  • University of Geneva (UNIGE) 
19:40 – 20:00 Conclusions  
  • Amb. Salman Bal. Director of the International Geneva Welcome Center (CAGI). 
  • Ms. Jayathma WICKRAMANAYAKE, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, YoungUN, via ZOOM 
  • Ms. Corinne MOMAL-VANIAN, Executive Director, Kofi Annan Foundation.  

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