Moving Forward: A Renewed Approach to the IsraeliPalestinian Conflict Forum

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About Us

Driven by a renewed leadership in the international arena, new ideas may bring a peaceful and prosperous solution to the long lasting Israeli Palestinian conflict. By this initiative, the United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic (UNA-DR) and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), cordially invites you to participate in the conference “A Renewed Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, to take place from April 1st- 4th, 2009. This conference will be hosted at the UN Millennium Plaza and the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations.

The purpose of this conference is to bring experts, the media, professors, researchers and students with the intention to analyze and discuss plausible solutions and proposals that deal with the social, educational and economic challenges in a post-conflict context between Israelis and Palestinians.

Please submit your resume, and in less than a page, explain why you will like to be part of the conference. The deadline is Friday March 13, 2009. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Send your applications materials to conference Co-Chair Raymond Ratti at The conference fee is $35. It covers conference materials, registration and the fees for the Black Tie Gala Dinner where are prominent member of congress would be recognized with the Middle East Peace Award. Visit the website for more information at

The $35 fee is due the first day of the conference. You should bring a money order, check or cash. You will receive a payment receipt in order to confirm your registration.

Below find a list with some of the panels that will take place during the conference: On April 1st, Opening Ceremony, 6pm On April 2nd, Achieving an Israeli-Palestinian Reconciliation and Leadership through Education: From the Community to the Academic Sphere (9:30am-11:00am) • Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Entrepreneurship Initiative: From the Internet to the Environment( 11:10am-12:45am) • Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities: Joint Ventures, Tourism and Trade( 2-3:30pm) • An Israeli-Palestinian Soft Power Renewal: From Intercultural Exchanges to Sports(3:30-5:00pm • Gala Dinner Ceremony- 7:15pm

On April 3rd, - Building State Capacity I: From Local to International Law (8:45am-10:15am) • - Roundtable Discussion: Finding Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation Initiatives: An Open Discussion( 10:30am-12:45) • - Enhancing Development for a Future Palestinian State: Learning from the African Experience( 2:00pm-3:20pm) • State Capacity II: From Political Parties to Municipalities ( 3:00pm-4:30pm) Gender Perspective: The role of women and minorities in the Israeli Palestinian Peace Efforts 4:40-5:40

On April 4th,Regional Security: Safeguarding frontiers for a prosperous future( 8:30am-10:00am) Reporting Progress: from Mainstream Media to Facebook (10:00am-11:15am) •Closing Ceremony( 11:30am)

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any inquiries.


Fernando Atristain Raymond Ratti Conference Co-Chairs