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06/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2019 06:23

Global Centre for Pluralism’s Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019

The Global Centre for Pluralism's Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019 will take place tomorrow, 11 June in Lisbon, Portugal. This year's speaker is Amina J. Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). The event is anticipated to begin at 7:00 PM UTC+1, and will be webcast at www.akdn.org/live.

Hosted by the Global Centre for Pluralism, the Annual Pluralism Lecture provides an opportunity to learn from individuals whose work has made a practical difference in the world. The 2019 lecture will explore the connections between pluralism and global efforts to advance peace, justice, and sustainable development.

This year's speaker, Amina J. Mohammed, currently serves as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). During her time at the UN, she has played an instrumental role in bringing about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Ms Mohammed has also served on numerous boards and panels working in the fields of education, women's empowerment, the environment, and international development. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Development Practice at Columbia University.

The Global Centre for Pluralism was created to advance global understanding of pluralism and positive responses to the challenge of living peacefully and productively together in diverse societies. Previous Annual Pluralism Lectures have been held in Ottawa, Toronto, and London; and past speakers have included Roza Otunbayeva, Kofi Annan, António Guterres, Beverley McLachlin, Justice Albie Sachs, and Karen Armstrong.