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14:30 – 14:35

INTRODUCTION

14:35 – 14:50

WELCOME WORDS

  • Danilo Türk, President of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM), President of Slovenia (2007-2012)
  • Liz Mohn, Vice-Chairwoman of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, Chairwoman of the Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft (BVG) (Bertelsmann Management Company) (video message)

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14:50 – 15:00

INAUGURAL SESSION

Keynote Speaker: Horst Köhler, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Germany (2004-2010) (video message)

15:00 – 16:15

SETTING THE SCENE: RECONNECTING THE WORLD – THE NEED FOR A RENEWED MULTILATERALISM

Facilitator: Christina Tillmann, Director of the Program Future of Democracy, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Kick-off interview:

  • Christina Tillmann, Director of the Program Future of Democracy, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Thorsten Benner, Co-founder and Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)

Panel discussion:

  • Danilo Türk, President of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM), President of Slovenia (2007-2012)
  • Ernesto Zedillo, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Mexico (1994-2000)
  • Elizabeth Cousens, President and Chief Executive Officer, UN Foundation

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16:15 – 17:15

CURRENT CHALLENGES ON MULTILATERALISM FROM AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE

Facilitator: Brahima Coulibaly, President and Director of the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings

Panel discussion:

  • Mehdi Jomaa,Member of WLA-CdM, Prime Minister of Tunisia (2014)
  • John Kufuor, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Ghana (2001-2009)
  • Joaquim Chissano, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Mozambique (1986-2005)
  • Vera Songwe, UN Under Secretary General and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa
  • Aminata Touré, Member of WLA-CdM, Prime Minister of Senegal (2013-2014)

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17:15 – 17:20

CLOSING

17:20 – 17:35

NETWORKING between the Policy Dialogue participants in the virtual meeting rooms

  • Multilateralism – Presentation by Andreas Bummel, Executive Director, Democracy without Borders on Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly
  • Inclusion – Presentation by Katherine Trebeck, Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
  • Digitalization – Presentation by Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO, Boston Global Forum on AIWS City
  • Sustainability – Presentation by Manish Bapna, Executive Vice-president and Managing Director, World Resources Institute

9:00 – 10:00

KEYNOTE BOOSTING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION – ALLIANCE FOR MULTILATERALISM

Keynote speaker: Niels Annen, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Facilitator: Melinda Crane, DW’s Chief Political Correspondent

Panel discussion:

  • Niels Annen, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
  • Minister V Muraleedharan, Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs of India
  • Ban Ki-moon, Member of WLA-CdM, Secretary General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
  • Kevin Rudd, Member of WLA-CdM, Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010, 2013)
  • Kim Campbell, Member of WLA-CdM, Prime Minister of Canada (1993)

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13:00 – 14:00

CONVERSATION ON SUSTAINABILITY

Facilitator: Melinda Crane, DW’s Chief Political Correspondent

  • Dirk Messner, President of the German Environment Agency
  • Teresa Ribera, Advisor of WLA-CdM, Fourth Vice-President of the Government of Spain and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge

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14:30 – 14:35

VIDEO MESSAGE

Antonio Guterres, Member of WLA-CdM, Secretary General of the United Nations

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14:35 – 16:15

FROM AMBITION TO ACTION: REINVIGORATING MULTILATERALISM IN THREE DIMENSIONS

Working Groups’ Insights

  • Sara Burke, Senior Policy Analyst, The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, NYC Office
  • Dirk Messner, President of the German Environment Agency (UBA)
  • Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program Director, MIT, Boston Global Forum expert
  • Action Take on Digitalization: Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation (2010 and 2017)
  • Action Take on Sustainability: Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)
  • Action Take on Social Justice and Inclusion: Gordon Brown, Member of WLA-CdM, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010)

Panel discussion “From Ambition to Action”

Facilitator: Henry Alt-Haaker, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Robert Bosch Academy, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

Panelists:

  • Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation (2010 and 2017)
  • Gordon Brown, Member of WLA-CdM, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010)
  • Jan Peter Balkenende, WLA-CdM Member, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (2002-2010)
  • Olusegun Obasanjo, WLA-CdM Member, President of Nigeria (1976-1979; 1999-2007)
  • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)

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16:15 – 17:15

CURRENT CHALLENGES ON MULTILATERALISM FROM A LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE (CO-ORGANIZED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FUNDACIÓN DEMOCRACIA Y DESARROLLO)

Facilitator: Juan Gabriel Valdes, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile (1999–2000)

Panelists:

  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Brazil (1995- 2003)
  • Ricardo Lagos, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Chile (2000 – 2006)
  • Laura Chinchilla, Vice President and Member of the WLA-CdM, President of Costa Rica (2010-2014)
  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC

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17:15 – 17:20

CLOSING

17:20 – 17:35

NETWORKING: PRESENTATION BY JACOB POUSHTER, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, ON PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S GLOBAL ATTITUDES SURVEY ON UNITED NATIONS AND MULTILATERALISM

9:00 – 10:15

CURRENT CHALLENGES ON MULTILATERALISM FROM AN ASIA-PACIFIC PERSPECTIVE (CO-ORGANIZED WITH THE OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION – ORF)

Facilitator: Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman, The Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

Panel discussion:

  • Chandrika Kumaratunga, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005)
  • Elbegdorj Tsakhia, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Mongolia (2009- 2017)
  • José Manuel Ramos-Horta, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Timor-Leste (2007-2012)
  • Jenny Shipley, Member of WLA-CdM, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1997-1999)
  • Noeleen Heyzer, Former Executive Secretary United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

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11:30 – 12:30

HOW DO WE IMPROVE THE RESILIENCE OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SYSTEMS?

Facilitator: Melinda Crane, DW’s Chief Political Correspondent

Panel discussion:

  • Helen Clark, Member of WLA-CdM, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), Co-chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR)
  • Mario Monti, Member of WLA-CdM, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy (2011-2013), Chair of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development
  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Member of WLA-CdM, President of Latvia (1999-2007, Commissioner of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission

Session discussant: Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

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14:30 – 14:35

VIDEO MESSAGE

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

14:35 – 16:00

BEACONS OF MULTILATERALISM

Facilitator: Sean Cleary, Advisor of WLA-CdM, Chairman of Strategic Concepts LTD

Panel discussion:

  • Felipe Calderón, Member ofWLA-CdM, President of Mexico (2006-2012)
  • Yves Leterme, Member of WLA-CdM, Prime Minister of Belgium (2008, 2009- 2011)
  • Lysa John, Secretary General, CIVICUS
  • Susana Malcorra, Advisor of WLA-CdMDean of the IE School of Global and Public Affairs

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16:00 – 16:15

NETWORKING between the policy dialogue participants in virtual meeting rooms

  • Multilateralism – Presentation by Dennis Görlich, Research Director, World Solution Initiative, on T20 Policy Brief “Reinvigorating Multilateral Cooperation During The Covid-19 Crisis: The Role of the G20”
  • Inclusion – Presentation by Nabil Ahmed, Head of Executive Strategy and Communications, Oxfam, and Katharina Down, Executive Officer, UNAIDS, on ‘’People’s Vaccine’’
  • Digitalization – Presentations by Professor Nazli Choucri, Member of the Board of Thinkers, Boston Global Forum, on “Social Contract for the AI Age” and by Seppe Verheyen, Chief of Staff, Emirates Diplomatic Academy on  “A UN that delivers in the Digital Age”
  • Sustainability – Presentation by Maja Groff, Global Challenges Foundation on “Climate Governance Commission”
16:15 – 17:30

CALL TO ACTION – MULTILATERALISM MUST DELIVER

Facilitator: Melinda Crane, DW’s Chief Political Correspondent

Panel discussion:

  • Danilo Türk, President of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM), President of Slovenia (2007-2012)
  • Michelle Bachelet, Member of WLA-CdM,President of Chile (2006-2010: 2014-2018), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (video message)
  • Fabrizio Hochschild, UN Under-Secretary-General Special Adviser on Preparations for UN75
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles and Chair of the C40 group of cities
  • Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD (video message)
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO, (video message)

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17:30 – 17:35

CLOSING MESSAGE BY HILLARY CLINTON, 67TH US SECRETARY OF STATE

Video message

17:45 – 17:45

CLOSING WORDS

Danilo Türk, President of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM), President of Slovenia (2007-2012)

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14:30 – 14:35

INTRODUCTION TO “MULTILATERALISM THAT DELIVERS”

Introduction by the Master of Ceremonies, Melinda Crane, DW’s Chief Political Correspondent

Welcome Words by Danilo Türk, President of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM), President of Slovenia (2007-2012)

14:35 – 16:10

BREAKOUT ACTION LABS – PARALLEL SESSIONS

Action Lab 1 Session: “Digital Cooperation and a Better Global Future”

Session led by: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program Director, MIT, Boston Global Forum expert and William Hoffmann, Head of Data-Driven Development, World Economic Forum

Action Lab 2 Session: “Leveraging Multilateralism to Build Back Better towards a more Sustainable Future”

Session led by: Wolfgang Seidel, Head of President’s Office, German Environment Agency

Action Lab 3 Session: “Transforming Multilateralism for 21st Century Social Justice and Inclusion”

Session led by: Sara Burke, Senior Policy Analyst, The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, New York Office

16:10 – 16:20

CLOSING OF INDIVIDUAL ACTION LABS