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Agenda International Democracy Day 2023

15 September 2023 – 9:30 to 14:00

New York, UNHQ, UN Conference Building, Conference Room 3

Livestream via UN Web TV

10:00-10:15Opening of the event
·       Opening remarks by Dr. Annika Silva-Leander, Permanent Observer for International IDEA to the United Nations
·       Remarks by the 78th President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dennis Francis (TBC)
·       H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations (video message)
10:15-11:30Lightning Talk – American Russian-Speaking Association for Civil & Human Rights in New York

Panel 1: “Promoting Inclusive Democratic Processes and Citizen Participation for Peaceful and Just Societies”
Moderator: Moussa Kondo – Country Director Sahel Institute
·       H.E. Ambassador Maritza Chan, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN
·       Emilia Saiz Carrancedo, Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
·       John Romano, Director, TAP Network
·       Regina Waugh, Senior Global Gender Advisor for SDG5, IFES
11:30-12:45Lightning Talk – Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Panel 2: “Overcoming Barriers and Amplifying Marginalized Voices in Democracy” Introduction by Pia Wanek, CEO at DT Institute
Moderator: Vukasin Petrovic, DT Institute
·       Christian Lamarre, Senior Programme Officer, UNDEF
·       Mercedes Say – Latin American Indigenous Activist, Maya Kiche Nation
·       Ivan Marovic – Executive Director, International Center on Non-Violent Conflict
·       Nancy Okail – President and CEO, Center for International Policy
12:45-12:50Lightning talk – PartnersGlobal
12:50-13:00Closing Remarks
·        Former Prime Minister of Canada and Member of the Club de Madrid, Ms. Kim Campbell