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UN Centennial to be marked by creation of a “Distinguished City” in Vietnam

Combined AIWS City and NovaWorld Phan Thiet to build A Distinguished City to Honor the United Nations’ First Century

Boston – New York, March 16, 2021

The United Nations Academic Impact and Boston Global Forum have co-organized the United Nations 2045 Roundtable: A Distinguished City to Honor the United Nations’ First Century.

8:30 -10:00 EDT/19:30 – 21:00 ICT

March 17, 2021

Live at Boston Global Forum

Chair:  Mr. Ramu Damodaran, chief of the United Nations Academic Impact and editor-in-chief of United Nations Chronicle Magazine.


Kamal Malhotra, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Vietnam

Michael Dukakis, three-term governor of Massachusetts

Nguyen Trung Khanh, Chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

Le Tuan Phong, governor of Binh Thuan province, Vietnam

Thomas Patterson, Harvard University

Alex Pentland, MIT

John Quelch, University of Miami

Bui Thanh Nhon, chairman of Nova Group, Vietnam

Speakers will discuss a sophisticated pioneer model: a combination of the virtual, digital AIWS City and a real city of Phan Thiet – NovaWorld Phan Thiet.

Bui Thanh Nhon, Chairman of Nova Group said, “The city of Phan Thiet will be the place for the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid and the Michael Dukakis Institute to hold important annual events that gather presidents, prime ministers, and top thinkers from around the world, most especially in 2022, which will be marked by the theme of Building a New Economy for the world in the digital and artificial intelligence era.

Thanks to the partnership with the Michael Dukakis Institute, NovaWorld Phan Thiet, will serve as the venue to announce new achievements in the history of artificial intelligence and the digital economy.”

Governor Michael Dukakis said, “The AIWS City will create new values as AIWS Rewards and presents AIWS Awards to honor new ideas, initiatives, and solutions by thinkers and creators in an effort to build a civilized, prosperous, peaceful, and happy world. We are glad to collaborate with NovaWorld Phan Thiet, World Leadership Alliance Club de Madrid to organize significant events, notably the Conference in Phan Thiet in 2022 – a foundation to contribute to building Phan Thiet as the significant Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions destination in the world.”

Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact, Chair of the United Nations 2045 Roundtable welcomed the AIWS City-NovaWorld Phan Thiet as an initiative to honor the United Nations’ First Century.


The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is an initiative of the United Nations that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.

Since 2010, UNAI has created a vibrant and diverse network of students, academics, scientists, researchers, think tanks, institutions of higher education, continuing education and educational associations. There are over 1400 member institutions in more than 147 countries that reach over 25 million people in the education and research sectors around the world representing a global diversity of regions and a thematic wealth of disciplines.

The Boston Global Forum (BGF) Boston Global Forum (BGF), based in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded to bring together thought leaders and experts from around the globe to participate in open public forums to discuss and solve the most critical issues affecting the world. BGF counts on the important engagement of political leaders, innovators, and top academics from Harvard, MIT and AIWS.net in the development of its work. Some of its most significant Initiatives are the Social Contract for the AI Age, the AIWS City (AIWS.city), and the AI Social Contract Index.

The United Nations 2045 Initiative is an initiative of United Nations Academic Impact that belongs to the United Nations with collaboration by the Boston Global Forum.

The United Nations 2045 include roundtables, ideas, concepts, solutions, essays, and reflections looking ahead to the global landscape in 2045, when the United Nations completes its first centenary, in areas of these technologies, including artificial intelligence, cyber security and weapons systems, among others. Such a compilation which looks both to the horizon ahead and the role of the United Nations in making it beneficial and secure, would be timely.


Further details of BGF and United Nations Academic Impact are available by contacting Tuan Anh Nguyen, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Boston Global Forum, and Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation: [email protected]

Editors and Reporters please contact BGF Press Secretary Dick Pirozzolo: [email protected] / +1 617 959 4613

Contact UNAI at: Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact: [email protected]