Mobilising UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences for Policy Action towards the 2030 Agenda

Programme

The participants are invited to a Welcome Reception on 4 July 2017

 

Wed, 5 Jul
9:30 to 12:30

Opening ceremony

Room MR380 - Ground Floor

9:30 - 10:30 Welcome and Opening Addreses

10:30 - 11:00 Group photo

11:00 - 12:30 Keynote Speakers

- The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a compass for science in the coming decade

- UNESCO Chairs: Mobilising women, science and cooperation for sustainable development

- Science and Humanitarian Action: Collaboration and innovative solutions

 

12:30 to 13:30

Lunch

Cafeteria

13:30 to 17:30

Session 1 - A Stronger Contribution of UNESCO Chairs in the Natural Sciences

13:30 - 15:00  1.1 Plenary Session: Contribution of UNESCO Chairs in the Natural Sciences for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

- UNESCO's strategy for the contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

- Current Contribution of UNESCO Chairs in the Natural Sciences to the implementation of the SDGs

- Questions and discussion

15:00 - 15:30  Refreshment break at the Poster Gallery

15:30 - 16:45  1.2 Parallel sessions: Roundtables by thematic clusters

16:45 - 17:30  1.3 Plenary session: Presentation by the rapporteurs

 

18:15 to 19:30

Visit to CERN

Permanent and temporary exhibitions

19:45 to 22:00

Dinner at the CERN

Welcome address

Echard Elsen, Director for Research and Computing, CERN

Thu, 6 Jul
8:15 to 11:30

Session 2 - Reinforcing the Dynamism and Networks of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme

8:15 - 9:00  2.1 Plenary session: Stronger collaborations for the achievement of the SDGs

- Cooperation North-South-South: sharing expertise from the African Region

- Improving collaborations with the UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences for the achievement of the SDGs: perspectives from UNESCO Field Offices

- Developing interregional networks and partnerships

9:00 - 10:30  2.2 Parallel session: Creating interlinkages workgroups and promoting North-South-South sessions

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshment break at the Poster Gallery

11:00 - 11:30  2.3 Plenary session: Presentation by the rapporteurs

 

 

11:30 to 12:30

Geneva Milestone Session

11:30 - 12:30  Parallel sessions: Thematic drafting groups

- How to strengthen the capacities of UNESCO Chairs in contribution to the SDGS?

- How to promote exchange and cooperation among UNESCO Chairs and between them and UNESCO

- How to create global partnerships between UNESCO Chairs and other stakeholders, like international organisations and private sector?

 

 

12:30 to 13:45

Lunch

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14:00 to 18:30

Session 3 Biotech Campus - Reinforcing Outreach and Global Partnerships

14:00 - 14:30  Transport to Campus Biotech

14:30  Welcome Speech

14:35 - 15:30  3.1 High Level panel: Reinforcing outreach and partnerships of the UNESCO Chairs in the Natural Sciences

- Building partnerships to contribute to achieve the SDGS: EU approach and the role of Horizon 2020

- Open Science for Sustainability

- Multilateral scientific diplomacy: stakeholders opportunities, challenges and risks

- Questions and Discussions

 

 

15:30 - 16:00  Refreshment break

16:00 - 17:30  3.2 Rountable with representatives of International Organisations and Permanent Missions

- Presentation from Chairs

- Interactive dialogue between the Chairs and International Organisations

 

17:30 - 18:30  3.3 Panel on Innovation: Promoting Science and Innovation in Contribution to the SDGs

 

 

19:00 to 21:00

Cocktail Dinner

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Fri, 7 Jul
9:00 to 10:00

Presentation of International Initiatives to Protect Scientific Capital

Presentation and discussion of existing international initiatives for protection and valorisation of human scientific capital

10:00 - 10:30  Refreshment break at the Posters Gallery

 

10:30 to 12:00

Closing Ceremony

Finalising of "Geneva Milestone"

Adoption of "Geneva Milestone"

Closing Remarks

 

12:00 to 13:00

Thematic Brown Bag Lunches (Facultative)

- Brown Bag Lunch " Science and Scientists at Risk"

- Brown Bag Lunch " Gender and Water"

- Brown Bag Lunch "Shaping research agenda for 2016-2025 of the Man and Biosphere Programme: outcomes of the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserve"