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2021 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum
April 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - April 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm AEST$99 – $299
TWO WEEKS UNTIL OUR FORUM!
We are in the final throes of organising the Forum and it is shaping up to be a fabulous two days!
We’ve included some of the main Forum highlights below.
Tickets will be available until 19 April
And if you can’t be part of the Forum live or can’t tune into everything on the two days – all sessions will be available to ticketholders for three months after the Forum.
UN Leaders in Conversations
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed in conversation with future Australian leader Lucy Stronach.
Deputy Secretary-General Mohammed led the process that resulted in global agreement around creation of the SDGs. Throughout her career, DSG Mohammed has also been known for her strong support of women and young people being included in decision-making and leadership.
Lucy, a West Australian university student, is the 2021 Australian Youth Representative to the UN. Lucy is currently conducting the largest ever face to face consultation with young Australians about what they are most concerned about and the solutions they want to be implemented. Lucy will then deliver this information to MPs, NGOs and other key stakeholders before addressing the UN General Assembly later in the year.
We think this conversation will be a fabulous way to kick off the Forum.An evening with Gillian Triggs
We will conclude Day 1 with this special session from Geneva during which Gillian Triggs, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR, will discuss the world’s need for a new social contract in the aftermath of the global pandemic.
“The pandemic has taught us that with political will, we can find a way to respond to future emergencies, and there will be of course future emergencies, especially the impact of climate change. We can do this in creative and collaborative ways,” she said.
Ms Triggs was appointed to her role in the world’s leading refugee agency by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres after a long history of service to human rights and the refugee cause globally. Formerly, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Ms Triggs now oversees UNHCR’s protection work for millions of refugees, internally displaced and stateless people.
Ms Triggs will be joined in conversation by Bianca Hall, Senior Journalist, The Age.