Online UN75 Dialogue
25 September 2020
15:00 - 17:00
On Friday 25th September the Chair / Lectorate of UN studies in Peace and Justice is hosting an online UN75 dialogue which will focus on the future of the UN we would like to see.
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the United Nations it has become apparent that we need to revisit important questions about the UN and change the way we act as a global community. One of the main criticisms of the organization is that it is based on an outdated power-structure that has perpetuated a global order from 1945 which is no longer valid or desirable. Imagining the world of tomorrow, the UN75 activities are forward-looking and we encourage attendees to think about what the world should look like in 25 years, the role of the UN in achieving our visions for 2045, and what needs to be done now to achieve the targets, goals, and visions we have set for our collective futures.
The UN75 dialogues organised by the Chair / Lectorate of UN studies emphasize the role of young people, their dreams, criticisms, and visions for the future of the UN. For this event we will bring together academics, practitioners, school and university students, policymakers, and UN representatives who will discuss how we can improve the UN going forward. The dialogue is structured around questions and topics outlined in the UN75 toolkit provided by the UN Secretariat. While Goal 16 is the guiding theme for our dialogue, we will go beyond its targets to look at how the four interdependent yet separate issues and their impact on achieving the goal.