U.N. staffers to share insights on organization’s future
As the United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary, two of its staffers will share their insights on what lies ahead for this vast global institution during a panel discussion scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28.
“The U.N. at 70: Taking Stock and Future Challenges” will be held at 7 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. The discussion is sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy and the Office of International Programs as part of International Education Week.
The U.N. was 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. Now encompassing 193 member countries, the U.N. reaches every corner of the globe and is faced with an array of global challenges requiring a redoubling of effort.
Panelists will include:
- Matthias Klettermayer, public information officer in the U.N.’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Division for Sustainable Development
- Jean Viktor Nkolo, senior program officer in the U.N.’s Office of the Special Adviser on Africa