“Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Chornobyl at 33”

Organized by World Information Transfer Inc.

Co-sponsored by the Government of Ukraine


Supported by: The International Council of Women, NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, World Association of NGOs (WANGO) 

Friday, April 26th, 2019

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 16th, 2019

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Welcome and Opening Remarks: 

Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair and CEO, World Information Transfer, Inc. 

H.E. Mr. Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations 

Honorable Carolyn Comitta, State Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives 


Topics and Speakers: 

“Global Pesticide Use: Weighing the Risks and Benefits” – Professor Mark Robson, Rutgers University

“Vaccine Confidence, Coverage and Communication to Protect our Children” – Dr Scott Ratzan, Harvard Kennedy School

“Chornobyl — Creating Sustainable Growth” – Kateryna Pavlova, Head of International Affairs of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management

“From TMI and Chornobyl to Fukushima: Safety and Security of Engineering Diplomacy” – Najmedin Meshkati, Fellow, Harvard University

“Mine Action for Sustainable Development” – Ms, Oksana Leshchenko, Programme Specialist, UNDP

“Conflict Resolution for Achieving Sustainable Development Goal” – Shoshana Fisher, MA. Vice President of Brand Development, Big Apple Circus

“Role of Women for Achieving the SDGs” – Jessica Williamson, Regional Director, World Information Transfer

“Space for Sustainability” – Farri Gaba, Aerospace Engineer, Audacy Corp. CA. WIT Youth Representative


Discussion and Questions:  

Closing Remarks:

H.E. Mr. Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations 


Luncheon Delegates Dining Room, 1:00 – 2:45 PM (by invitation only)

NOTE: Please write your questions on the provided forms and submit them to the monitors. Questions will not be answered from the floor. 

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