Department of Politics and Society

Event by DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations

Guest lecture: The UN’s sustainable development goals in the age of Corona by Jens Christian Wandel, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and newly elected National Chairman of the Danish UN Association

Guest lecture: The UN’s sustainable development goals in the age of Corona

By Jens Christian Wandel, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and newly elected National Chairman of the Danish UN Association

Time

23.11.2020 kl. 12.30 - 14.15

Description

We are currently facing a socio-economic crisis caused by the Corona virus and the subsequent insecurity and the national measures intended to contain the spread of the virus. National measures may have some effect in containing the virus locally, but often ignore the fact that this is a global crisis, which does not respect national borders. We are only safe when everybody is safe.

What does this mean for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the view of humanity that they represent? Should we put them on hold while we wait for the crisis to pass, or should we use them as a strategy for a global response to the current crisis and future preventive measures?

Venue

Room 0-08, Fibigerstræde 10 (registration is necessary due to a limited number of seats) or on Zoom. You do not need to install Zoom in order to participate. Simply click the link or copypaste it into your web browser.

Registration

Registration for participation on campus is necessary, as there is limited seating in the auditorium. Please register here.

Contact

Katrine Sandø Stevn: sandoe@id.aau.dk

Host

SNIF - The Study Board for International Affairs, Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University

Department of Politics and Society • Fibigerstræde 1,3 and 5, 9220 Aalborg East • Frederikskaj 10B, 2450 Copenhagen SV
Phone.: +45 9940 8192 • Email: inst.dps@dps.aau.dk
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