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Former United Nations secretary-general to speak at Preston’s university

Posted on - 2nd October, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
Ban Ki-moon held one of the world’s highest political roles

The former Secretary-General of the United Nations is going to be visiting Preston during October.

Ban Ki-moon is due at the city’s University of Central Lancashire campus to give a talk about sustainability.

The diplomat who led the UN from 2007 to 2016 will speak at the Harrington Building lecture theatre between 3pm and 5pm on Wednesday 25 October.

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Dr Sojin Lim, Course Leader for MA North Korean Studies and Co-Director of UCLan’s International Institute of Korean Studies, said: “It is a great honour to welcome such an important figure in world politics as Ban Ki-moon to our Preston Campus to deliver a Kapuscinski Development Lecture.

“He is known throughout the world for the work he did during his tenure as the UN Secretary-General, including the adoptions of the 2015 SDGs and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

“In this free lecture he will talk about how the youth, as a group of members of our society, can play their role for a resilient, as well as sustainable, future.”

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The full title of the lecture is Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Role of the Youth for a Sustainable and Resilient Future’

You can register online for a place, the talk is open to the public, and the talk is also due to be live streamed.

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