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
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.
- 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
- Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
- Other speakers to be confirmed