United Nations Human Rights FaceBook Live

October 2018

Human rights are universal - they apply to everyone, everywhere. Yet today an increasing number of people and governments claim that human rights are relative. 
Join UN expert Karima Bennoune & Nobel Laureate writer Wole Soyinka for a Facebook Live on 23 Oct at 3pm (NY). Discussion moderated by Ghida Fakhry.

TRT World Forum 2018 - Fostering Global Consciousness in Times of Crisis

October 2018

What is the impact of the global refugee crisis —is enough being done for the 68.5 million displaced children, women and men; to change mindsets not to see refugees as statistics, burdens or security threats, but as human beings. A keynote address by Queen Rania and a panel discussion with the heads of WEF, IFRC, UNRWA and TRT.

TRT World Forum 2018 - Opening Ceremony

October 2018

The 2018 TRT World Forum aims to build on the successes of the inaugural forum held last year in Istanbul. This year’s Forum brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers and decision makers to address the most pressing issues and challenges of our time. The theme, ‘Envisioning Peace and Security in a Fragmented World’, focuses on developing alternative strategies to confront the challenges facing our world.

Facebook Live Event with UN Secretary-General

United Nations, New York, 7 March 2018

The theme for International Women's Day 2018 is "Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives." On the eve of IWD, Ghida Fakhry moderates a FB Live discussion with the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake and Monica Ramirez, a leading advocate for women's rights.

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Creating a Culture of Gender Justice:
A Multi-Dimensional Approach

United Nations, New York, 12 March 2018

The side-event takes place during the 62nd annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) and provides an opportunity for Member States, UN entities, and civil society to discuss critical issues related to gender justice as a key enabler for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and an important foundation for building and sustaining peace.


International Women's Day 2018

Hudson Yards, New York, 8 March 2018

This event brings together entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to address financial inclusion, blockchain technology and investment in female entrepreneurs as key drivers for transformative change. Organized by Innovation Norway and UN Women, the event explores the leadership role women play across different sectors and the challenges they face as they help build a more robust and inclusive culture and continue to push the boundaries for more economic empowerment. 


Financial Institutions, Business and Climate Change: Addressing Risks and Finding Opportunities in a Changing World

World Bank, Zurich, 22-23 January 2018

A pre-Davos event co-organized by the World Bank Group to explore some of the new dynamics and trends across different sectors for climate business. A critical look at what different financial actors are doing to advance the climate transition and the tools being used to manage risk and unlock opportunities -- to keep up with the accelerated pace of change.


Harnessing the Power of Sport in Achieving Sustainable Development

United Nations, New York, 22 September 2017

The 2030 Agenda recognizes sport as an important tool for promoting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Mega sports events, like FIFA World Cups, provide a major test and a unique opportunity for host countries to promote the values of sport in a way that benefits entire communities within the country itself and the wider region. How will Qatar's 2022 World Cup promote socio-economic development and respect for diversity and culture? We hear from Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs, the UN's Deputy-Secretary-General, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and the High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations.

Unlocking Financing for Climate Action

World Bank, Washington DC, 21 April 2017

A panel discussion with World Bank Group President on mobilizing the trillions of dollars in private and public investment needed to ensure the world meets the goals of the Paris Agreement. This high-level event brought together climate change leaders, government ministers, philanthropists, and private sector executives to focus on what’s already happening, how far we have to go and what a climate-resilient, low-carbon future could look like.

Addressing Refugee Crises in Middle-Income Countries: Lessons Learned

World Bank, Washington DC, 21 April 2017

Middle-income countries currently host roughly 6 million refugees, with over 80% of them in the Middle East and North Africa or in Turkey. But even as they perform this global public good, middle-income host countries struggle to meet the costs associated with an influx of refugees. Live event to discuss how the Global Concessional Financing Facility is helping support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon.

Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions

World Bank, Washington DC, 18 April 2017
To support the prevention of violence against women and girls, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative will award 10 teams from around the world with funds to support research and innovation to help address this global epidemic.  Award winners shared their motivations and successes in developing effective prevention and response interventions, which the World Bank can also incorporate into its development work.

High Level Dialogue - Carbon Pricing: 'Doubling the Wave'

World Bank, Zurich, 16 January 2017
Heads of state and business leaders have challenged the world to double the coverage of emissions subject to carbon pricing by 2020. The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition convenes a high-level dialogue to showcase action and inspire progress. Ghida Fakhry moderates the one-day event, with a leadership conversation with Ben Van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell; Samir Assaf, CEO, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC; Geraldine Matchett, FCO, Royal DSM.