Ban Ki-moon speaks on "Human Rights in a Fractured World"

Kellogg College’s Bynum Tudor Fellow Ban Ki-moon will deliver the inaugural lecture in a new annual series on human rights. This year’s lecture is titled ‘Human Rights in a Fractured World‘.

Ban Ki-moon‘s ten years as Secretary General to the United Nations were marked by many successes. Throughout, he strove to enhance human rights globally. Indeed, Ban Ki-moon‘s other successes – such as the Sustainable Development Goals, establishing UN Women, and the Paris Agreement to limit the rise in global temperature to 1.5 degrees celsius – can all be seen as enhancing human rights broadly defined. The Sustainable Development Goals promote the whole range of economic and social rights. UN Women “is the UN organization delivering programmes, policies and standards that uphold women’s human rights”. And the climate crisis threatens the rights of millions, most immediately those who will be displaced, and those facing famine and disease as a result of climate change. In this lecture, Ban Ki-moon will reflect on the urgent need to defend and promote human rights and will place this in the broader context of the need to promote women’s rights, pursue the Sustainable Development Goals, and tackle the climate crisis.

Refreshments will be served from 5 pm; the lecture will begin at 5.30 pm. Post-event drinks will be served in the Hub from 6.30 pm.

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