Dialogue on COVID-19 and Consequences for Global Multilateral Cooperation

PH: Marcelo Schneider / WCC

On Monday, 30 August, from 17:00 to 18:30 CEST, all media are invited to learn more about urgent efforts by leading NGOs and other organizations to sustain a global, multinational dialogue and cooperation in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At a high-level conference, hosted by The Foundation Dialogue for Peace and moderated by Norway’s former prime minister, Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Muslim World League and the World Health Organization will share experiences with ministers, ambassadors, politicians, peace associations and others. Accredited media are welcome to participate onsite in Geneva. More details about the conference here.

As one of this year’s Bridge Builder Award receivers, WCC acting general secretary, Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, will share a faith-based perspective in his keynote speech on lessons learned the past year and the strength of multinational cooperation on a global scale in unprecedented situations, such as the current pandemic.

Other keynote speakers are H.E. Dr Muhammad Bin Abulkarim Al-Issa, secretary general of the Muslim World League, who also received the award this year, and H.E. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, who received the award last year.
The conference will be streamed live on social media and open to the press.

Media accreditation is required. Please fill in media accreditation form and email it to media@wcc-coe.org before Thursday 26 August.    

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