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  • Wednesday 28th

    October 2015

  • From 07:00 PM

    To 08:30 PM

  • O'Hare Academic Center
    Newport, RI 02840 United States

    Newport, United States

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The United Nations at 70: Taking Stock and Future Challenges

Get an insider’s view of the work of the United Nations as the UN celebrates its 70th Anniversary this month!

Founded in the wake of World War II by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security and promoting better living standards and human rights, the work of the United Nations now reaches every corner of the globe.   Now seventy years old with 193 member countries, the institution is faced with an array of global challenges requiring a redoubling of effort. Join us to listen in on the insights of two UN staffers on what lies ahead for this vast global institution.

Jean Viktor Nkolo, the Spokesperson for the President of the 69th Session of the UN’s General Assembly will reflect on the significance of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations as an institution- its landmark achievements and the key challenges that lay ahead across the three pillars of the United Nations’ work:- peace and security, development and human rights.

Matthias Klettermayer, a Public Information Officer in the Division for Sustainable Development, will explore the recently ratified 2030 UN Sustainable Development goals and will take a look at how individuals and civic organizations can impact the UN’s work towards these ambitious goals.

*Co-sponsored with the Salve Regina University Office of International Programs as part of International Education Week


Location: Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Salve Regina University

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