Civil society, a fundamental pillar for peace

9:00h: Reception of guests

9:30h: Opening speech

  • Mr. Juan José López Burniol, Vice-president of La Caixa Foundation

9:45h: Inauguration: and representation of UN and UNESCO

  • D. Alberto Guerrero Fernández, president of the Spanish Federation of Associations, Centres and Clubs for UNESCO (FECU)
  • D. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, President of the Culture of Peace Foundation and former General Director of UNESCO
  • Ms. Gabriela Ramos, Deputy General Director for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO, representing the Director-General of UNESCO.
  • D. Santiago Sierra González del Castillo, Secretary – ad intinerim - for International Cooperation of the Spanish National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO
  • Ms. Cecilia Robles, General Director of UN International Organisations and Human Rights, on behalf of the Secretary General of UNESCO. and Human Rights, on behalf of the Secretary General of the UN.

Video Message from Secretary General of UN, D. Antonio Guterres.

11:15h: Representing the Government of Spain

  • D. Enrique Santiago Romero, Secretary of State for the 2030 Agenda.

11:30h: Messages of adhesion

11:45h: Pause

12:00h: Multilateral Governance


  • D. Miguel Angel Moratinos, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilisations


  • Ms. Wided Bouchamaoui, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2015
  • D. Reiner Braun, President of the International Peace Bureau
  • D. Garry Jacobs, President of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences (online)
  • D. Francisco Rojas, Chancellor of the UN University of Peace
  • D. Roberto Savio, Founder of the International Press Service
  • D. Emilio Muñoz, Founder of the Spanish Association for the Advancement of Science

13:00h: Business and Institutions Colloquium Table Adhesion in sustainability and agenda 2030 SDGs Presented by:

  • Mr. José Manuel Morán, vice-president of the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome.


  • D. Rafael Villaseca, President of the Naturgy Foundation.
  • D. Tomás Castro, President of Conetic
  • D. Miguel Escassi, Director of Public Policy and Institutional Relations, Google Spain and Portugal
  • D. Julio Andrade, Director of CIFAL-MALAGA and Vicepresident UNITAR.

14:00h Closing tomorrow session, Paco Damas in concert

"This is how young people sing to Peace"

14:15h: Lunch break



16:00h: Citizen Participation, Agenda 2030 and Civil Society

Presented by:

  • D. Carlos Gimenez, Director of the DEMOSPAZ Institute of the UAM


  • D. Paulo Fernández, Mayor of Fundao, Portugal
  • Ms. Ingeborg Breines, former Director of Culture, UNESCO, (online)
  • D. Mikel Mancisidor, member of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the UN (online)
  • Ms. Cruz Sánchez de Lara, Vicepresident EL ESPAÑOL, editor ENCLAVE ODS.
  • D. Clarisa

17:15h: Civil society, a key player in UNESCO
D. Daniel Hamrol Bedogni, former administrator of UNESCO education programmes in countries in conflict, co-founder of the website Civil Society Initiatives for UNESCO.

  • * The impact of federated Associations, Centres and Clubs

18:00h: Culture of Peace; From force to the word

Presented by:

  • Ms. Carmen Magallón, President of the SIP Foundation


  • D. Anwarul Chowdhury, UN USG, President of the Global Movement for Peace (online)
  • D. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, President of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace
  • D. Doudou Diene, former ADG at UNESCO (online)

19:15h: Closing

  • D. Andres Perelló, Permanent Ambassador of Spain to UNESCO
  • D. Sergi Loughney, Director of Institutional Relations of the Fundación la Caixa.
  • D. Mr. Alberto Guerrero Fernández, President of FECU


  • D. Hugo Román Moran, Secretary of State for the Envirionment and in representation of Vicepresident Third of Goberment Spanish and Minister of ecological trabsutuib and demographic challenge.

19:30h: "Symphony for a better world"

By the composer and musician: Mr. Juan Antonio Simarro

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