Alicia Duran

Research Professor CSIC, President of ICG and Chair of the IYOG2022

Dr. Alicia Durán obtained a degree in Physics from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina and a PhD in Physical Sciences from the UAM, developing her professional career at the Institute of Ceramics and Glass of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). Research Professor of CSIC and the responsible of the GlaSS group (, with more than 250 publications in WOK (H index of 46), she is currently President of the International Commission on Glass (ICG). She received the Phoenix Award from the international glass industry, being named Glass Person of the Year 2019. Now she is leading the International Year of Glass 2022, approved by the GA of United Nations on May 18th 2021.

8.30 - 9.40 AM

Day - 1 10 Feb

Opening Session

General Secretary United Nations António Guterres (message)

Spanish Ambassador at UN Spanish Mission in NY, Agustín Santos Maraver

Permanent Representative of Turkey at UN, Geneva, H.E. Sadık Arslan

Minister Plenipotentiary/Deputy Permanent Representative of Egypt

Mr. Ahmed Salama

Science and Technology Counsellor, Permanent Mission of China in Geneva, Mr. SHEN Yanjie

Alicia Durán, chair of the IYOG2022