Joint Events

Within the scope of the partnership, joint events are organized on a regular basis, ranging from scientific workshops to international conferences to keynote speeches and roundtables aimed at a wider audience.  

Here you will find more information about the large events organized as main or side events to major international gatherings such as the World Economic Forum.  

Upcoming events

Watch this space for upcoming events.

Past events

Switzerland’s main event at the UN High-level Political Forum 2021

Shaping Resilient Societies: Can One Succeed?

The University of Zurich and University of Geneva, together with the Swiss Government, organize a panel discussion at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on 9 July 2021. Leading experts will address the current crisis and talk about how to prepare for future shocks through transversal, cross-sectoral and cross-societal approaches.


Program (CEST)

1:30 -1:40 pm Welcome address H.E. Pascale Baeriswyl, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York
1:40 – 1:50 pm Keynote Prof. Peter Messerli, Director, Wyss Academy for Nature, University of Bern
1:50 – 2:50 pm Panel discussion Moderated by Prof. Michael Schaepman, President, University of Zurich
2:50 – 3:00 pm Closing remarks Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town; Agenda Contributor, WEF


Check out the Event flyer and follow the link for more details.



Check out our stories of the past events

WEF 2020

Roundtable at the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Earth, Dialogue, Expert

Expert Dialogue on Shaping Resilient Societies, 12.11.2020

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