Πέμπτη, 9 Ιουνίου 2011

Legitimacy and Development

UNU Legitimacy Series

Legitimacy and Development     


  


Date: Monday, 13 June 2011 
Time: 1.15 - 2.45pm (EST) 
Venue: Conference Room 7, North Lawn Building
United Nations Headquarters, New York

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Event Summary
Due to overwhelming response for the UNU Legitimacy Series, we have added one more seminar: Legitimacy and Development. We hope you'll join us! 

This seminar considers the opportunities and challenges of United Nations development activities. The UN takes part in many development initiatives around the world aimed at addressing economic, social, political and environmental challenges. How effective are the UN's development initiatives? Is the work under-taken by the UN considered to be legitimate and helpful by the communities it is meant to serve? What does the lack of comprehensive progress in the Millennium Development Goals mean for developing countries and what more needs to be done to address this? This seminar considers the opportunities and challenges of UN development activities.

The seminar is part of the UNU Legitimacy Series, which provides a platform for critical discussions with academics and public intellectuals about issues of legitimacy as they arise in various aspects of the work of the United Nations.

Chairs:
  • Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office in New York.
  • Ian Hurd, Associate Professor at Northwestern University and visiting fellow at the Niehaus Center on Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Speakers:
  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) 
  • Other speakers to be confirmed

Τετάρτη, 1 Ιουνίου 2011

Legitimacy and Peace Operations

UNU Legitimacy Series

Legitimacy and Peace Operations  

(Live Webcast)    

Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2011 
Time: 1.15 - 2.30pm (EST) 

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Operations in defense of international peace and security are highly prominent representations of the United Nations in the world, prompting frequent questions about the legitimacy of their presence. Do UN peace and security operations reinforce or undermine the legitimacy of the organization as a whole? This session considers the connections between legitimacy and peace operations in practice, and examines the challenges and opportunities presented by these missions.

The seminar is part of the UNU Legitimacy Series, which provides a platform for critical discussions with academics and public intellectuals about issues of legitimacy as they arise in various aspects of the work of the United Nations.

Chairs:
  • Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office in New York.
  • Ian Hurd, Associate Professor at Northwestern University and visiting fellow at the Niehaus Center on Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Speakers:
  • Roland Paris, University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa
  • Ms. Leanne Smith, Deputy Chief, Peacekeeping Best Practices Section Policy, Evaluation and Training Division

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