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UN Geneva Seminars Series 2017

The Information Service of the United Nations Office at Geneva organizes an annual seminar series to deepen the academic world's knowledge on the activities of the United Nations and on its priorities and challenges in the years to come.

Two seminars are organized every year and held at the Palais des Nations, over one or two days. They mainly target students and representatives of universities and research institutes.

Each seminar promotes a specific theme and comprises a series of lectures given by a panel of experts with various backgrounds (Representatives of NGOs, academies or administrations; experts from UN Agencies or independent experts) who will make presentations and then debate the issues with the participants.

The presentations and discussions may be held in English or French.

Following the seminar, a certificate of participation is awarded to students.

Next seminar is in February 2019!

12 October 2017 - 13 October 2017
Disasters undermine economic growth and social progress: one catastrophic event, such as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, can destroy people’s lives and livelihoods, obliterate infrastructure and set development back for decades. The seminar will explore critical interdependence between the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advocate for a risk-informed and resilient 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.