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Director-General Opened Joint UNOG-WAAS Conference on “Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century – Need for a New Paradigm”

Director-General Opened Joint UNOG-WAAS Conference on “Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century – Need for a New Paradigm”

3 June 2013

The Director-General opened the joint UNOG-WAAS (World Academy of Art and Science) Conference on “Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century – Need for a New Paradigm”, and participated in the various sessions which took place throughout the day. In his speech, the Director-General noted that Geneva represents an ideal platform for a deeper reflection on where we are headed as the international community and which kind of future we wish to build on. He highlighted the need to pool our experience and know-how to come up with fresh and forward-looking ideas and solutions and reiterated the necessity to embrace a different type of governance – a new paradigm for how we work together to build a better world.