Featuring: UFS Vice Chancellor Francis Petersen & Professor Jeff Sachs


Courageous Conversations The Global Citizen Series

Description: Join us for the next Courageous Conversation in The Global Citizen Series, on July 30th 2021 at 12:00 (UK time, 1pm ZA time) when UFS Vice Chancellor Francis Petersen will welcome eminent economist, Professor at Columbia University, Director of its Earth Institute, and Global Leader on Sustainability, Professor Jeff Sachs.
In 2015 almost all countries signed up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This commitment marked an international solidarity of virtually all countries to work towards the betterment and development of every person on earth. Then Covid-19 struck. Not only did the crisis result in a retrogression of successes registered in achieving the SDG, most notably in the reduction of global poverty, but it also exposed global power disparities.
In this session, Professor Jeff Sachs, will discuss global citizenship and the SDG's in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, including what an equitable recovery would mean for countries around the world, and make reference to the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Please watch the recording below:

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. Sachs has been advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General António Guterres. Sachs was twice named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and was ranked by The Economist among the top three most influential living economists.

This event is free but booking is essential. Zoom links will be sent out in the 24 hours prior to the event.

Date:  12:00pm to 1:00pm, Fri 30th Jul 2021

Venue:  Zoom

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