Program

Engaging Breakouts, Flash Talks and Plenary Speeches

Rotary Day at the United Nations offers expansive opportunities for the public to learn about and support projects in refugee settlements and beyond. Hear first-hand experiences of resettled refugees, humanitarian actors and individuals creating community-based solutions that empower refugees, leverage their talents, and connect them to opportunities. The full program will commence at 10am ET and end at 4:30pm ET.

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Saturday, 9 November 2019


08:00 - 09:30

Historical Exhibit Walk-through

Commemorating Rotary’s 75-year history with the United Nations.

10:00 - 10:40

Opening Session

High-level welcoming by officials from the United Nations and Rotary, with a special recognition of Rotary’s People of Action.

10:50 - 12:00

Morning Breakout Sessions

Voices of the Displaced: In Their Own Words

A live discussion with resettled refugees sharing their own experiences, with opportunities for questions from the audience.

Young Leaders in Action

Developed by young leaders, for young leaders – highlighting youth-led and youth participation in efforts to address issues facing displaced persons.

Flash Talks

10-minute talks from United Nations staff, Rotarians and Rotary Global Grant Scholars, highlighting a variety of projects, personal stories and/or facts and figures for a “deeper dive” into the theme of the conference.

12:00 - 13:15

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Rotary Keynote & Special Session: Nakivale

Highlighting the unique circumstances found within the Nakivale refugee camp of Southwest Uganda, this special session will announce expanded opportunities to develop projects in select refugee settlements.

14:40 - 15:30

AFTERNOON Breakout Sessions

The Economics of Displacement

Displacement can lead to losing assets, social networks and support systems. Learn how Rotarians and other actors are stepping up to mitigate these severe economic and community development challenges.

Polio: Vaccinating Children on the Move

This session addresses the challenge of reaching every child with 65 million people on the move. Learn from WHO and UNICEF experts how Rotary is helping ensure all children are protected against polio within and across borders.

Flash Talks

10-minute talks from United Nations staff, Rotarians and Rotary Global Grant Scholars, highlighting a variety of projects, personal stories and/or facts and figures for a “deeper dive” into the theme of the conference.

16:00 - 16:30

Closing Session