The United Nations needs to address all major international problems, ranging from armed conflict, terrorism and proliferation of weapons to lack of democracy, violations of human rights and human displacement resulting from conflict or natural disasters. UN Member States can no longer address these challenges alone, within their own domestic capacity, no matter how developed or rich they might be. Global problems need global consideration and global action.
Dr. Vesselin Popovski, Senior Academic Programme Officer in the UNU Institute for Peace and Sustainability (UNU-ISP), will present the latest UNU research and publications, including those from UNU Press, on various conceptual and operational developments. Among the topics that he will cover are the concept of “Responsibility to Protect”, in light of the recent interventions in Libya and the current impasse in Syria, and how the UN system has approached — or failed to approach — other major global challenges.
The lecture will be followed by a questions and answer session.
This event, organized by UNU Press and the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, will be held at Waseda University. The event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.
For more information, see the Public Lecture announcement page of the Wasdea University website.
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Sodai Nishi-Waseda Building (Building # 19), 7th Floor, Room 711