Twenty Third Conference, 2014


Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions

December 1, 2014

United Nations Headquarters, New York City

Co-sponsored by the Government of Ukraine
Supported by UN DESA


Download Letter of Invitation
Download Conference Program


Monday 10 – 1PM

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

Speaker: Dr. Scott Ratzan, MD, Adj. Prof., Columbia Univ., Mailman School of Public Health
Title: Children’s Health: Health Diplomacy, Literacy and Risk Communication”

Speaker: Dr. Emily K. Shuman, MD, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Univ. of Michigan
Title: “Emerging Infections and Children’s Health”

Speaker: Dr. George D. Thurston, MD, Prof. of Env. Med. & Pop. Health, NYU Med.
Title: “Air Pollution and Children’s Health”

Speaker: Alex Konanykhyn, President, KMGi
Title: “Transparent Business for a Sustainable World”

Speaker: Gianna Simone, Activist and Actress
Title: “Rwanda: Rebuilding in a War Torn World”

Speaker: Apurv Gupta, Youth Representative
Title: “The World We Need”

Closing Remarks: Ambassador Thomas Gass, ASG, PCIA-DESA
H.E. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN

Faculty Luncheon – by invitation only