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Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea, Geneva  | 
24 Apr 2015
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As a follow up on the first MIKTA event in Geneva, MIKTA diplomacy: New dynamism or more of the same?, this seminar will generate input to preparations for the Ministerial MIKTA meeting to be held in Seoul in May 2015. The seminar is being organised by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea, DiploFoundation, and other partners including the permanent missions of Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey, and Australia.

Updates: Photo gallery | Report from the seminar

Preparatory bakground policy brief: The MIKTA way forward: The potential, risk, and future of MIKTA diplomacy

 

Background

Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, and Australia have developed a cooperation scheme within a framework called MIKTA. It is based on a mutual interest in strengthening multilateralism by supporting worldwide efforts in stability and prosperity, facilitating pragmatic and creative solutions to regional and international challenges, and implementing needed reforms in global governance structures.

In August 2014, DiploFoundation assisted MIKTA countries to raise awareness and receive input from the Geneva community regarding the potential of this framework by convening a seminar: MIKTA diplomacy: New dynamism or more of the same? A follow-up seminar on 24 April 2015 will build on the first MIKTA seminar in Geneva with the aim of generating input in preparations for the Ministerial MIKTA meeting to be held in Seoul in May 2015. The seminar is being organised by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea, the current chair of MIKTA, and DiploFoundation. Other partners include the permanent missions of Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey, and Australia. Buffet lunch will be provided immediately after the seminar.
 

Objectives

  • Update and brief the Geneva policy community on progress with MIKTA developments.
  • Increase the visibility and outreach of the MIKTA co-operation framework in Geneva.
  • Profile MIKTA countries as co-operative partners in Geneva-based multilateral diplomacy.
  • Strengthen the functional links between MIKTA diplomacy and International Geneva.
  • Generate input from the Geneva policy community for MIKTA co-operation and the way forward.
     

Tentative programme

09.30 ‒ 09.45

Welcome by Ambassador Seokyoung Choi, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN and Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation 

09.45 ‒ 10.45

MIKTA and the UN

  • Perspective from a non-MIKTA state
    Ambassador Alexandre Fasel, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN
  • Perspective from the UN
    Ms Charlotte Warakaulle, Chief Political Affairs, United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Perspective from civil society
    Dr Jonathan Woolley, Director, Quaker United Nations Office 
  • Perspective from academia
    Prof. Lichia Saner-Yiu, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development Geneva

10.45 ‒ 11.00

Networking coffee

11.00 ‒ 12.15

MIKTA diplomacy in International Geneva

A discussion on MIKTA's potential in the areas of disaster risk reduction and cybersecurity. 

  • Mr Marc Gordon, Coordinator HFA progress, UNISDR
  • Mr Daniel Kull, Senior DRM Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Mr Nick Ashton-Hart, Executive Director, Internet & Digital Ecosystem Alliance (IDEA)
  • Mr Ben Baseley-Walker, Programme Lead Emerging Security Threats, UNIDIR 

12.15 ‒ 12.30

The way forward – concluding remarks and discussion

  • Moderator: Dr Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation

12.30 ‒ 13.30

Networking lunch

 

Venue

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea, 1, Avenue de l’Ariana, Geneva
 

Registration

Registrations are now closed.
 

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