Hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts (UNESCO RILA)

Join us in the new Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) for The People’s Global Summit: Co-Building a New EcoSocial World leaving no one behind on 29 June! Enjoy a live-stream of Summit sessions and take part in live discussions and workshops at our Summit satellite hub.

The People’s Global Summit brings together individuals and communities, people of lived experiences, along with global organisations to co-build a Global Values Declaration for a new eco-social world that will be delivered to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in July 2022 and will create a catalyst for further global action.

Date and Location: Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC)

29 June 08.00 - 16.00 (BST)

  • Keynote Address Screening 08.30 - 09.00
  • Keynote Live Panel Discussion 09.00 - 10.00
  • Livestream of Summit Sessions and Mini-Workshops 10.00 - 16.00

In our Keynote Address and live panel discussion, four scholar-artists will focus on four dimensions of what is ‘left behind’ and ‘who is left behind’. Together they call for a restorative frame that allows for the integration of forms of knowledge and understanding from those experiencing the loss and damage in eco-cultural life. It is here that the challenge of cultural justice can be more widely considered, and the beginnings of a theory of restorative integration might be developed.


  • Prof Alison Phipps UNESCO Chair, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Hyab Yohannes CUSP N+, University of Glasgow
  • Tawona Sitholé MIDEQ & UNESCO RILA, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Piki Diamond Māori Academic Advisor, Auckland University of Technology

Chair: Professor Anne Anderson, OBE FRSE
Vice Principal Emerita University of Glasgow 
Director of the Further Education Portfolio, UK National Commission for UNESCO

We hope that you can join us during this historic Summit!

Registration is required to attend the Keynote Address and Live Panel Discussion (08.30 - 10.00). The rest of the day is a drop-in: come by whenever you can! Attendance is entirely FREE and open to all. Register at:

Participants are invited to also register for the People's Global Summit (there is a FREE registration option) to enjoy the full Summit programme.

The Summit runs 24hrs a day from 29 June – 2 July and includes keynotes from:

  • International Federation of Social Workers
  • United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
  • International Association for Community Development … and many more

Any questions, please contact

Arc - a poem by Tawona Sithole


UNESCO RILA Summit Youtube playlist at

A MP4 of the Panel can be found at Panel_UNESCO_RILA.mp4

First published: 5 June 2022

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