New Zealand and the World: Sustainability and Security in a Time of Global Transition  Download event as icalendar

6 September 2011

12pm - 1pm

Venue: Fisher and Paykel Auditorium, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Contact info: Petteena McOnie, Conference Management

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His Worship the Mayor of Auckland, Len Brown and the Chancellor of The University of Auckland, Roger France are pleased to invite you to a Public Address by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-moon.

Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been 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 has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself.

Promoting sustainable development
One of the Secretary-General’s first major initiatives was the 2007 Climate Change Summit, followed by extensive diplomatic efforts that have helped put the issue at the forefront of the global agenda. Subsequent efforts to focus on the world’s main anti-poverty targets have generated more than $60 billion in pledges, with a special emphasis on Africa and the new Global Strategy on Women’s and Children’s Health. At the height of the food, energy and economic crises in 2008, the Secretary-General successfully appealed to the G20 for a $1 trillion financing package for developing countries and took other steps to guide the international response and protect the vulnerable and poor.

Car parking
Car parking is available under the Owen G Glenn Building at $4 per hour. Access to the car park is via Grafton Road, opposite Stanley Street.

Register your attendance
His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-moon will be delivering his lecture from the Fisher and Paykel Appliances Auditorium. His lecture will be streamed to further theatres within the OGGB.
Please register in the Event Booking Form below to attend this free event.
Seats in both the Fisher and Paykel Appliances Auditorium and the other theatres will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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