Tomorrow Foundation invited to the 35th edition of the Crans Montana Forum

November 2022 Geneva, Switzerland

Following the benevolent invitation of its Executive President and Founder Mr. Ambassador Jean-Paul Carteron, Tomorrow Foundation was invited to participate to the 2022 edition of the CRANS MONTANA FORUM which was held from November 16 to 19, 2022 at the Fairmont Hotel in Geneva.

The CRANS MONTANA FORUM is an international non-governmental organization created in 1986 with the mission of building a better world “Towards a more Humane World”. It strives to promote international cooperation and partnerships between the public and private sectors. Among its founders, we also find Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, President of the Swiss Confederation, and HSH Prince Anton von und zu Liechtenstein.

The Forum is also at the origin of two institutions, the IUHEI Crans Montana Institute and the World Diplomatic Academy, which also convey its values of sharing and cooperation while making it possible to train or improve leaders from all walks of life.

This year the Forum was placed under the theme "Reinventing the social, economic and security balances of our world". Among the prestigious guests who participated in the various discussion panels and delivered speeches, were notably Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mr. Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013 , Mr. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. George Agyekum Donkor, President of the Ecowas Investment and Development Bank, Mr. Omar Hilale, Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Mr. Yerlan Baidulet, Director General of the Islamic Organization for Food Security, Mr. Bernardino Regazzoni, Ambassador of Switzerland to China from 2019 to 2022, Mr. Alexander Orlov, Ambassador of Russia to France from 2008 to 2017, Mr. Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, Minister of Sports of Cameroon, Ms. Martine Moïse, First Lady of Haiti from 2017 to 2021, and Ms. Marisol Touraine, President, International Solidarity Organization, UNITAID.

Ambassador Jean-Paul Carteron stressed the importance of reestablishing real leadership and a long-term vision among heads of government. He also encouraged diplomacy to have a more respectful and less militant discourse, caring more about the interests of their own country. The Director General of the United Nations Office for her part recalled that the current conflicts are essentially the result of fears generated by the advent of a possible new world order and advocated cooperation and inclusive multilateralism. Following the same thought, the Ambassador of Morocco insisted on the need to include African leaders in decisions at the highest level and the growing role of civil society to challenge and act where governments have not been able to take their responsibilities. Finally, the Forum also recalled the strong current themes for which all private and public actors must mobilize and Africa has a key role to play: the digital economy, climate change, food security and agriculture.

The closing ceremony of the Forum was an opportunity to attend a moving speech by the former First Lady of Haiti whose husband was assassinated in the summer of 2021 and the award ceremony for the new young leaders of tomorrow selected by the Forum.

We again warmly thank Ambassador Jean-Paul Carteron for his invitation and will remain attentive to the next initiatives of the Forum.

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