The Junior Diplomat Initiative Switzerland had the privilege to organise a seminar with Mr. Phillippe Ramet, Environment Counsellor and "COP21" Correspondent at the Permanent Mission of France to the UN in Geneva. We discussed about France's role in the preparations of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the challenges that negotiators face and the expected outcomes. As the negotiations progress, Mr. Ramet emphasised that flexibility and creativity will be essential to achieve a universal and ambitious agreement on climate change.
October - Implementing the Arms Trade Treaty Through Diplomacy
JDI Seminar on Implementing the Arms Trade Treaty Through Diplomacy featured His Excellency Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco as well as Mr. Guillaume Michel, First Secretary of the Mexican Mission. Moving forward with the Arms Trade Treaty there are three key challenges: "implementing decisions made so far, reporting and universalization."