The Presidential Conference will take place in the UNESCO General Conference room on Saturday 28th March 2020 from 09:00 to 17:30 hrs.

This information is subject to change, so check back often for the latest updates.

WELCOME

07:00 hrs Doors Open
08:00 – 09:15 hrs : Welcome – Distribution of badges
09:15 – 09:30 hrs : Entrance to the conference room

OPENING

09:30 – 09:45 : Opening remarks

09:45- 10:25 : Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations: UNESCO and Rotary in the service of peace and development

  • Video Celebration of the 75th anniversary
  • Keynote from Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director General
  • Keynote from Mark Maloney, Rotary International President

PANELS

10:25 – 11:00 hrs : Social challenges for the sustainability of peace

  • Promoting economic growth and youth employment
  • Preventing violent extremism
  • Environment and climate change

11:00 – 12:30 hrs : Rotary’s approach to positive peace

  • The Institute of Economics and Peace and Positive Peace
  • The European example
  • Free Intelligent Conversation : Rotaract Europe Social Project 2019/20
  • Inter-Country Committees and the new generations

LUNCH BREAK

KEYNOTES

14:30 – 14:45 hrs : Eradicating polio: Rotary’s promise

14:45 – 15:15 hrs : Rotary’s strategy on promoting peace

15:15 – 15:30 hrs : Demographic prospects

PANEL

15:30 – 16:30 hrs : Transforming the world and building peace: the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

  • The impact of Rotary’s strategic priorities on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
  • Culture: a vector of peace
  • Synergies and partnerships

16:30 – 17:00 hrs : RI Directors’ Panel

CLOSING

17:00 – 17:15 hrs : Closing remarks from Rotary International President

17:15 – 17:30 hrs : Closing Summary / Adjourn