Nineteenth Conference, 2010

 

Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions

 

Program: Thursday, April 22nd 2010, Earth Day
19th International Conference on Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions

CHALLENGES FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE

 
Organized by World Information Transfer (WIT)
CO-sponsored by the GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE
Supported by the Mission of Belarus to the United Nations

THURSDAY 10-1PM

CHEMICALS and CHILDRENā€™S HEALTH

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Conference Chair and Founder, WIT
H.E. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to UN
Andrei Abramov, Chief, DESA, NGO Division

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Emily K. Shuman, MD, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Div. of Infectious Diseases, U of Michigan

Moderator: Ms. Tania Valerie Raguz, UNCSD 18 Vice-Chair, Eastern European States, Mission of Croatia to UN

Speakers:

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND CHEMICALS
Glenn Wiser, ESQ., Senior Attorney (Chemicals Program), Center for International Environmental Law and Steering Committee Member, International POPs Elimination Network

CHILD HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: COMBATING WATER CONTAMINATION IN RURAL AFRICAN VILLAGES
– Kurt Dahlin, Founder and President, Water Wells for Africa
– Kristina Dahlin, Volunteer, Water Wells for Africa
– Danika Dahlin, Volunteer, Water Wells for Africa

WHO- Werner Obermeyer

Film Screening – Silent Snow

Luncheon Delegates Dining Room, 1-3 PM (by invitation only)

Guest Speaker: JAY WALKER, CEO WALKER DIGITAL, Founder of Priceline

THURSDAY 3ā€“6PM

Nuclear Energy Update ā€“ Chornobyl Review

Opening Remarks: H.E. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN
Moderator: Amb. Valeriy Kuchinsky, former Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN

Speakers:

Belarus Post Chernobyl – Representative from Belarus
Chornobyl, Government and Society – Prof. Hanna Kapustian ā€“ Professor of History, Ukraine
Panel Discussion: Nuclear Energy and Media: Shaping the Opinion of Youth
Moderator: Ms. Jessica Williamson, Zap Root, Karl Grossman, Ana Griffin, Remy Chevalier
AidData Initiative – Ryan Powers, Project Manager, AidData Initiative

Closing Remarks:

H.E. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of the Ukraine to the UN
Dr. Christine Durbak, Chair and Founder, WIT