On 17th November 2021, Maria Joao Rodrigues led FEPS flagship event “UNited For” as part of the Global Progressive Forum 2021. She had a dialogue with the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, and the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. They discussed key challenges and vision related to the reform of the multilateral system, climate change, the digital transformation and defence. At the initiative of Maria Joao Rodrigues and FEPS, other distinguished speakers joined the event, such as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the Director of the International Labour Organisation, Guy Ryder, former UNDP Administrator and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the EU and Director of the UN Office in Brussels, Camilla Brückner, Former State Youth and Sports Minister for the State of Perak, Malaysia; Former IUSY President and State Legislative Assemblyperson for Perak State, Howard Lee Chuan How, as well as Minister of Transportation and Road Safety of Israel andLeader of the Labor Party of Israel, Merav Michaeli, and the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Arancha González Laya.

Global Progressive Forum 2021: https://www.feps-europe.eu/events/past-events/796-global-progressive-forum-2021.html