Leaders’ panel

17:00 – 19:00, Bled Festival Hall

Keynote address on behalf of H. E. Mr Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations:

  • Mr Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva



  • The Honourable George Furey, Speaker of the Senate of Canada
  • H. E. Ms Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia
  • H. E. Mr Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia
  • H. E. Mr Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania

Moderated by: Dr Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster and Visiting Professor, King’s College, London, United Kingdom

Current developments in the international community give a cause for concern; the number of vectors of instability is on the rise, and the inability to deal with them effectively might lead to serious regional and global negative security-policy scenarios. Our ability or inability to successfully deal with these challenges in the future will depend on our capacity for integration, and will be based on solidarity, responsiveness, and respect for universal standards, norms and values.