Global Citizenship Forum to Convene in Montenegro this Month

تم نشره في Sat 7 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
  • A previous convention of the Global Citizenship Forum in Monaco 2015 - (GCF)

CAPITALS —AlGhad— Around 400 business leaders, prime ministers, entrepreneurs, celebrities and global thinkers will take part a two- day event forum later this month in Montenegro to discuss the challenges facing the world and finding answers to address them.

The participants taking part in the 2017 edition of the Global Citizen Forum on October 19 and 20 at the Sveti Stefan Aman will share their visions about migration, climate change and refugees fleeing their war-torn countries to other global uncertainties and developments ranging from Britain’s exit from the EU to  the Trump’s administration’s threats to build a wall along America's southern border.

The Forum— a platform for exchange to educate, develop and promote Global Citizenship as a way of life — with ‘Opportunities in the age of Uncertainty’ as its theme, will help global business leaders learn about the benefits of migration and how migrants can bring economic benefits to economies that integrate them. 

As the wars and uncertainties in the Middle East and North Africa- Syria, Iraq and Libya- have resulted in forced migration, many migrants face exploitation and migration policies are becoming less tolerant towards them, as borders are shut, routes closed and refugees are deported and politicians seeking to cut and recap their benefits in host countries and Europe battling to stem their flow.

Ahead of the forum, Armand Anton, the founder of Arton Capital, a leading global financial advisory firm specializing in investor programs for residence and citizenship with headquarters in Montreal, said that refugees are feeling war, climate change and just the hope of a better future for themselves and their families and discovering that the road is hard and the welcome uncertain.

“Settled populations are expressing dissatisfaction and distrust of their own institutions,” he said.

However, based on his personal experience, where his family for three generations has experienced all kinds of migration from refugees to economic migration, he said he has built a business that helps empower economic citizenship.

“Their investment helps government redistribute money to real estate, infrastructure and social issues, along the way bringing some of the best minds and human capital to their countries.”

The participants have expertise in the fields of international development, philanthropy and they also seek to raise funds to help rebuild Barbuda and Dominica, the Caribbean islands that were ravaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The list of speakers includes:

-          Duško Marković, Prime Minister of Montenegro

-          Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

-          Robert de Niro, Actor and Philanthropist

-          Irina Bokova, Director General, Unesco (via video)

-          Cherie Blair, Barrister and Activist

-          Nouriel Roubini, Chairman and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates

-          Robin Sharma, Author and Leadership Expert

-          Wyclef Jean, Grammy Award Winning Musician

-          Ret. Gen. Wesley K. Clark, Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, NATO

-          Hamish Hamilton, Director of the Oscars and the Olympics

-          Noella Musunka, Model and Founder of the Malaika Foundation