Twenty First Conference, 2012

Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions

December 3, 2012
United Nations Headquarters, New York City

Co-sponsored by the Government of Ukraine
Supported by the UN Missions of Bangladesh, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia


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MONDAY 10AM — 1 pm: Creating Sustainability

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

Sustainable Nuclear Energy

H.E. Mr. Frantisek Ruzicka, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the UN
H.E. Mr. Li Baodong, Permanent Representative of China to the UN
H.E. Mr. Gérard Araud, Permanent Representative of France
H.E. Mrs. Edita Hrdá, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN
H.E. Mr. Ryszard Stanisław Sarkowicz, Permanent Representative of Poland to the UN

Sustainable Development

Sonaar Luthra, Founder and President, Water Canary, Inc.
Nikki Henderson, President/Founder “Peoples Grocery, Inc.”
Student Conservation Corps of West Chester, PA.
Brandi Veil, CEO/Founder, “The Event Division, Inc.”

Communicating Sustainability

H.E. Mr. Abulkalam Abdul Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN,
Professor Alexander Motyl, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University – “Language Communicating Sustainability”

Food Security: Commemorating Holodomor

H.E. Mr. William Pope, US Mission to the UN
H.E. Mr. Guillermo Rishchynski, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN
H.E. Mr. Margus Kolga, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN
H.E. Mr. Alexander Lomaia, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN
H.E. Mr. Normas Penke, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the UN
H.E. Mr. Dalius Čekuolis, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the UN
Vocal Ensemble Commemoration

Closing Remarks:
H.E. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN

Faculty Luncheon: By invitation only