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Boston: Share your opinion on how we should be preparing and responding to pandemics in a report to the United Nations.

About this Event
The UN Secretariat has announced it is organizing a public consultation to generate a global vision for the year 2045, the 100th anniversary of the creation of the UN. The process aims to improve international institutions to meet the aspirations reflected in the 2030 Agenda and bolster the environment for international cooperation.

UNAGB and Boston’s UNA-USA Emerging Leader Fellows will host a public consultation to get feedback on the topic of “Preparation and Response to Pandemics.”

Opening remarks from Senior Vice President of the UN Foundation, Peter Yeo, will provide perspective on the importance of the global consultation in context of the U.S. Administration’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). Harvard’s Dr. Rifat Atun, Professor of Global Health Systems, will also deliver a keynote presentation about preparation and response to pandemics like COVID-19.

After, attendees will participate in a live poll to capture the Greater Boston area’s public opinion on pandemics. The information will then be synthesized in a report to be sent to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

This event is free and virtual, but registration is required.

This event is open to all ages, though the lecture is tailored to adult audiences.