Ban Ki-moon

Role of the youth for a sustainable and resilient future

Join #KAPTalks with former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on 25th October on the role of youth in sustainable development transition. Register here to attend the event online.

Wednesday 25.10.2023

Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population.  

The SDGs are halfway through, but due to various unexpected events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation progress is not very positive. One of the most urgent issues is climate change-related goals. 

These challenges we face today require us to think beyond national borders and dividing lines and instead focus on what unites us, including how we reflect it in our education systems. 

The role of the youth is critical, as they are the future generation. We need to increase efforts and investment to ensure the quality of education programs for the youth. 

At the same time, we urge the next generation to be more active, take initiative and raise its voice for climate change and a sustainable and resilient future. 

Join #KAPTalks with Ban Ki-Moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, to discuss the impact youth can have and how to we can make space for them. 

The lecture is hosted by the University of Central Lancashire

When: 25th October 2023 at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CET 

Where:  Harrington Building Lecture Theatre (HALT), University of Central Lancashire, PR1 2HE 

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Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean diplomat who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG) from January 2007 to December 2016. Before becoming UNSG, Mr. Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. As the eighth UNSG, Ban Ki-moon’s priorities were to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy, and water. He led the efforts for the landmark Paris Climate Agreement and, under his leadership, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda were created.

Ban Ki-moon currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens which seeks to empower youth and women to become active global citizens in creating a sustainable future for all. In addition, he currently holds over 20 positions, including the Presidency and the Chairmanship of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and Chairmanships of the Global Commission on Adaptation, the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee, and the BOAO Forum in Asia.

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