Kapuscinski Development Lectures

Date and time25 October 2023 - 3.00pm - 5.00pm BST
LocationRoom: Harrington building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre (HALT)University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
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The project is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and the University of Central Lancashire.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Role of the Youth for A Sustainable and Resilient Future

The project is funded by the European Commission.

Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Ban Ki-moon, the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, will discuss how the youth, as members of our society, can contribute to shaping a resilient and sustainable future for their generation.

Top global thinkers discuss development in the European Union countries and beyond. The series “Kapuscinski Development Lectures”, named for Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter and writer who covered developing countries, is organized jointly by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and partner universities and development think-tanks. Over 140 lectures gathered since 2009 over 50,000 participants.

The lecture series offers students from the European Union member states an unprecedented opportunity to learn and discuss about development issues such as climate change, human rights, aid effectiveness, Europe-Africa relations, Sustainable Development Goals among other. The high-level events contribute to the debate and formulation of the European development policy.

The lectures honour the name of Kapuscinski, a Polish journalist and writer, who died in 2007. Kapuscinski, whose books were translated into many languages, was often named the “Third World Chronicler” or the “Voice of the Poor” for his famous reportages and books describing developing countries on all continents. Among other books, he was famous for: “The Emperor” on Ethiopia, “Shah of Shahs” about Iran, “The Shadow of the Sun” about Africa, “Another Day of Life” about Angola, and “Imperium” about the Soviet Union

More about “Kapuscinski Development Lectures” and planned events

The lectures are livestreamed on the following link here.

Any enquiries please email ISAPUCLan@uclan.ac.uk

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