Category Speeches

China Development Forum Beijing, Keynote speech Pascal Lamy – Plenary Session

Beijing, China, 24 March 2018 : “Most of us in this room have believed for a long time that, wherever we are on this planet, economic development leads to appease political tensions. That good economies and good politics go together. And now, looking at recent developments, there are reasons to doubt that this remains true: […]

Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Tel Aviv, Israel, 6 February 2018 : It is with great pleasure that UNWTO welcomes six new entities as signatories of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics. In 2017, more than 1.3 billion tourists travelled the world; another 6 billion are estimated to travel every year within their own countries.

10th Anniversary FEPS “Prioritising People and Planet – A New Agenda for Global Progress”

Brussels, Belgium, 29 January 2018 : “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it […]

Exiting the European Union Committee. Oral evidence: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal, HC 372

London, House of Commons, 27 February 2018 : “Chair: Good morning, Mr Lamy. You are most welcome. Thank you very much for giving up your time to give evidence to us as a Select Committee today, drawing on a very wide range of past experience and expertise you have, including as a Trade Commissioner and former […]

IIASA at the European Forum Alpbach 2017 and Alpbach-Laxenburg Group Retreat

In August, IIASA leadership and researchers joined global business leaders, investors, and academics in Alpbach, Austria, to discuss the most pressing challenges of our time, including the development of pathways to sustainable change…

Delegation of the European Union to South Africa – The EU & Africa … forging a new partnership post-2020

The ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, was concluded for a 20-year period from 2000 to 2020. It is the most comprehensive partnership agreement between developing countries and the EU…