Third Edition of WION Global Summit concluded


 | Updated: Mar 05, 2020, 05:33 PM IST

WION Global Summit is a platform for global thinkers to engage in dialogue on common global agenda affecting the world - news that shook the world.

Through this platform, we understand and identify the steps towards long-term solutions, define the problems and analyse the potential towards quality decision making, the urgency of good governance and leadership in today's time.

WION Global Summit


AGENDA: Is There A Global Erosion of Democratic Norms?; Rise of The Right, Growing Nationalism Worldwide; US and  China trade war and the rest of the world and Role of Media in today's time

PANELISTS: Her Excellency Dr.Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Former President Club de Madrid and First Female President of Latvia
Her Excellency Mariya Didi, Honourable Minister of Defence of the Republic of Maldives.
Ranil Wickremesinghe, Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
David Steward, Former Ambassador to the UN & Executive Director, FW de Klerk Foundation.



Session three - Topic, Agendas and Panelists

TOPIC: Balancing and Recalibrating Pakistan’s Diplomatic Strategy: Economy, Security and Internal Political Stability

AGENDAS: Pakistan's Neighborhood Diplomacy- Eye on South Asia and Power Relations; Balancing Sino- Pakistan, and USA- Pakistan Diplomatic Relationships; "New Pakistan" and its priorities- Structural Change in World Politics, National Interest, and Diplomatic Challenges and More!


Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Former Foreign Minister, Pakistan

Salman Bashir, Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

Reham Khan, Journalist, Commentator and Broadcaster



Ugandan climate change activist Vanessa Nakate

TOPIC: At the Frontline of Climate Change: Climate Wake-up Call and Signals of Hope

AGENDAS: Climate change threat and island nations, understanding vulnerable countries, cost of climate change, climate change and health risks, COP 25 - a lost opportunity and More!


Aleqa Hammond, First Female Prime Minister of Greenland

Vanessa Nakate, Founder & Climate Activist, The Rise Up Movement

James Terry, Professor of Geosciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Zayed University, Dubai.



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Session one - Topic, Agenda and Panelists

TOPIC: India and the Emerging World: Nationalism, Multilateralism and Creative Diplomacy

AGENDA: India's Kashmir issue, Multilateralism and Nationalism- The World Order & India, India & Tough Neighbourhood: Future of Neighbourhood First Policy and lots more. 


Ram Madhav, National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party & Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

General Joginder Jaswant Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC. Former Chief of the Army Staff, India

Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik, PVSM, VSM, Former Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force

Manoj Ladwa, Founder & CEO @India Inc.



Joginder Jaswant Singh, Former Chief of Army Staff, India

"Indian Ocean is the only ocean which is named after a country. It shows India's sphere of influence," said Gen. Joginder Jaswant Singh (Retd), Former Chief of Army Staff, India


BJP Nation General Secretary Ram Madhav addresses the summit

"We have strong standalone bilateral relations with a number of countries in the world", asserts Ram Madhav, National General Secretary, Bhartiya Janta Party. 


Indian Ambassador Pavan Kapoor

"I have been here for only 4 months, but I have received plenty of warmth from my Emirati friends, today, our partnership cuts across diverse sectors. The Indian community here has done us proud as it continues to make a tremendous contribution to the economy of UAE as well as India, " said Pavan Kapoor Indian Ambassador to the UAE.


Ranil Wickremesinghe, Former Prime Minister, Sri Lanka

"The US is politically divided like never before. Even the European Union is divided and weaker," said former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and Guest of Honour Ranil Wickremesinghe

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'Our approach is futuristic', says Sudhir Chaudhary

"Our dialogue partners are not just speakers, they are our stakeholders. News media is disconnected from the life of the common people. Newsrooms have become war rooms. Our approach is futuristic and our effort is sincere. We are the only channel that reports on climate change daily," said CEO and WION Editor -in-Chief, Sudhir Chaudhary


Palki Sharma

WION's Executive Editor Palki Sharma Upadhyay delivered the welcome note to commence the Third Edition of WION's Global Summit.