Twenty Second Conference, 2013


Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions

December 2, 2013
United Nations Headquarters, New York City
Co-sponsored by the Government of Ukraine
Supported by UN DESA



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Monday, 10 – 1:00PM

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Conference Chair and Founder, WIT
H.E. Mr. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN
Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director for Sustainable Development, DESA

Sustainable Water:
Speaker: Mission of Hungary to the United Nations
Title: Budapest Water Summit

Sustainable Energy:
Speaker: Andrew Sowder, Ph.D., CHP, Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute.
Title: “Putting Sustainable Energy to the Test”.

Sustainable Sanitation:
Speaker: Neo Beng Mark, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Repres. of Rep. of Singapore to the UN
Title: “Health and Sanitation in in post-2015 UN Development Agenda (initiative of the Republic of Singapore and adoption of the GA Resolution”Sanitation for All”

Sustainable Food Security:
Speaker: FAO (invited)

Sustainable Health:
Speaker: Scott Ratzan, M.D. VP Global Corporate Affairs, Amheuser Busch;
Prof., Columbia U School of public Health
Title: “Inspiring Smart Choices for Sustainable Health”

Sustainable Development:
Speaker: Prof. Thomas Tsakalakos, Ph.D., Director, Nanotechnology Center, Rutgers University
“Nanotechnology for Sustainability”

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

Faculty Luncheon – by invitation only
Speaker: Mr. Diarmaid B. O’Sullivan, Senior Advisor, Hospitality and Tourism Industry