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75th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN75)- Beyond Common Aspirations and towards Common Solutions

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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UN Under Secretary General Fabrizio Hochschild and Dr. Cecilia Cannon
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DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy Program, "75th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN75)"

Marking its 75th anniversary, in January 2020, the United Nations launched a global consultation with the aim of gathering information about perceptions and aspirations concerning the world we want. The unprecedented initiative reached over a billion people through events, online concerts and games, and 1.5 million votes from people from over 195 countries and territories. Following the conclusion of the commemorative activities and the release of the final report on the first week of January 2021, this webinar will primarily address the context in which the initiative was conceived and the repercussion on the work of the United Nations towards its 100th anniversary in 2045.

In the framework of the Rethinking Diplomacy Program, the Duke Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) will welcome Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild, UN Under Secretary General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the UN75 and his opening remarks, followed by a presentation of the UN75 consultations by Dr. Cecilia Cannon, Academic Advisor for the UN75.

This event will launch the DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy Program's 75th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN75) series of webinars to address different priority areas highlighted in the UN75 online survey as well as to serve as a platform to gather input on upcoming UN75 follow-up initiatives.

The DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy Program is supported by a grant from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund.

Contact: Rohini Thakkar