Yonsei to host forum on global engagementYonsei University's Institute of Global Engagement and Empowerment will host its third annual Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development online Thursday and Friday.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak during a special conversation session on the topic of the world refugee situation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Keynote speakers at the forum are 12th director of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, deputy secretary-general of the UN Amina J. Mohammed, former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and former President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez. Former director-general of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan and Columbia University Prof. Jeffrey Sachs are among the participants in panel discussions.
The forum will be held under the theme “3Ps Beyond Security: Peace, Prosperity and Partnership,” which will examine the global crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, existing problems from current international cooperation and the path forward to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sessions will feature discussions between practitioners and academics on topics including the progress of and prospects for the fulfillment of SDGs, global partnerships and higher education in the post-Covid-19 era, expanding access to safe and affordable surgery and the future role of artificial intelligence.
Participation in the forum is open through registration at www.geef-sd.org. On-site participation is restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Yonsei University President Suh Seoung-hwan, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Ban Ki-moon are due to attend the forum in person.
BY MICHAEL LEE [email@example.com]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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