Throughout the year, our Global Issues Forums engage our members and the public in a dialogue about global issues and the United Nations. These Global Issues Forums include presentations and discussions on the broad range of the UN’s work in humanitarian relief, peacekeeping, development and other critical global issues.
Notable speakers have included:
Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General
Gabriela Shalev, Israeli Ambassador to the UN
Mary Robinson, former UN Commissioner for Human rights, former President of Ireland
And many other local and international experts on Global Affairs!
Link to our complete calendar for a list of upcoming and past events.
You can also stay up to date on current global events on our blog and Facebook. See a list of coverage from 2010-2011 headlining events here.
As part of the UN's goal to develop relationships with the business and professional communities, UNA-GB holds conferences on timely international topics. The conferences bring together experts from the public and private sector as well as from the international system, NGOs, and local organizations in the field, for a one-day program of keynote presentations and panel discussions with question-and-answer periods for attendees to participate in the dialogue. The conference findings are summarized in a Conference Report which is presented to appropriate government and international organization entities.
In 2001, UNA-GB organized its first conference on an issue of critical UN and international concern, entitled “Reaching Across the Digital Divide.” Since then, UNA-GB has hosted numerous conferences addressing many of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, among other issues on the world agenda.
Conference topics have included:
Securing Africa's Future: Poverty Alleviation and Socio-Economic Development - Sept. 2006
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Microcredit in Support of Poverty Alleviation - May 2005
Women's Priorities in the 21st Century - May 2004
Water Scarcity: A Resource at Threat - May 2003
Realizing the Vision: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria - May 2002
Reaching Across the Digital Divide - June 2001
Since 2001, our conferences have reached over 1,000 participants.