- 07.10.2020 - 08.10.2020
- Grand Hotel River Park, Bratislava
GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum 2020
We will look beyond the current state of international affairs and the disruptions we are facing.
IDEAS SHAPING THE WORLD
The COVID-19 pandemic accentuated the need for the international community to come together to resolve unprecedented global health and economic crisis. It also revealed how fragmented and uncertain the world has become.
As part of its flagship activities, GLOBSEC intends to discuss what shape the rebuilding of the post-pandemic world could have. The two-day GLOBSEC 2020 Bratislava Forum will provide a platform for that and of under the theme Let’s Heal The World Together will jumpstart this process.
World class speakers
The world is at a turning point. While the COVID-19 crisis has created multiple challenges for our societies, economies and systems, it has also shown that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things if they are led by solidarity and compassion. To achieve a sustainable recovery in the post COVID-19 world, the relationship between citizens and governments has to be built on people’s trust in their institutions. People need to know that they are protected and are not lied to. What is more they have to know that their leaders are the guardians of the values of democracy, the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights. How can Slovakia contribute to building responsible leadership worldwide beyond COVID-19 times?
GLOBAL PANDEMIC: LESSONS LEARNED & LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January, the highest level of alarm under international law.The virus has tested our health systems and societies to their core, highlighting the weaknesses and ability of the countries to handle a large-scale public health crisis. The pandemic has grown to constitute the largest global public health crisis in a century with formidable health, social and economic challenges across the world. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has stressed that “The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future”. What are the lessons learnt from the pandemic so far? What can be done better in the future to contain large scale effects of global pandemic? How can we rebuild trust in multilateral institutions and encourage more profound international cooperation to handle health emergencies? How can we re-wire and improve our global health institutions?