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A 15-hour North-South, East-West marathon virtual discussions for leading minds across the globe.

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Global Town Hall provides high-caliber discussions and debates on the state of the world involving leading minds worldwide. It aims to expose global citizens to various perspectives and ideas on addressing global challenges.


Since 2020, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia initiated and has been running the international consortium of reputable think tanks, universities, civil society organizations, and non-governmental organizations to convene the Global Town Hall. It is a collaborative effort between more than 150 participating partners from around the globe.


Global Town Hall has gathered over 12,000 people from over 140 countries. The virtual conference featured speeches from the President of the European Commission, Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Australia, China, the European Union, the United Arab Emirates, France, South Africa, India, Russia, and the leaders of various international organizations.

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Conference Sessions


Opening Ceremony

08:20 - 09:00 (GMT+7)

Keynote Speech

The Hon. Gaston Browne

08:50 - 09:00 (GTM+7)

Keynote Speech

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong

09:00 - 09:05 (GMT+7)

Session 1

State of the World 2023

09:00 - 10.00 (GMT+7)

Keynote Speech

H.E. Amina J. Mohammed

10:15 - 10:22 (GMT+7)

Session 2

How Civil Societies Can Make a Difference in a Troubled World

10:15 - 11:15 (GMT+7)

Session 3

The Inescapable Revolution: How AI Will Forever Change Our Society

11:30 - 12:30 (GMT+7)

Keynote Speaker

H.E. Ban Ki-moon

12:45 - 12:52 (GMT+7)

Session 4

Everybody's Business: Sorting Out the Five Fs (Food, Feed, Fertilizer, Fuel, and Finance)

12:45 - 13:45 (GMT+7)

Keynote Speech

H.E. Wang Yi

14:00 - 14:08 (GMT+7)

Session 5

Geopolitical Rivalries: The West and the Global South in the 21st-Century World Order

14:00 - 15:00 (GMT+7)

Keynote Speech

Jayathma Wickramanayake

15:15 - 15:22 (GMT+7)

Session 6

Voices from the Youth: Global Issues that We Need to Fix Urgently

15:15 - 16:15 (GMT+7)

Keynote Speech

Gilbert Houngbo

16:30 - 16:37 (GMT+7)

Session 7

Social Justice and Governance for a Better World

16:30 - 17:30 (GMT+7)

Session 8

Climate Crisis: Are We All on Track and on the Same Page?

17:45 - 18:45 (GMT+7)

Keynote Speech

Volker Türk

19:00 - 19:08 (GMT+7)

Session 9

Standing Up for Human Dignity: Upholding the Foundation to Human Rights

19:00 - 20:00 (GMT+7)

Keynote Speech

The Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa

20:15 - 20:20 (GMT+7)

Session 10 - In Cooperation with the United States Embassy in Jakarta

Empowering Women and Girls

20:15 - 21:15 (GMT+7)

Session 11

More Than Just a Profit: The Impact We Want from the Private Sector

21:30 - 22:30 (GMT+7)


Closing Ceremony

22:35 - 22:45 (GMT+7)


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