As part of Occidental College's UN Week, Dr. Steven Were Omamo, Representative and Country Director for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Ethiopia, gives the keynote address on "Water, Markets, and Peace - Environmental Justice through a Food Security Lens" on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 in Choi Auditorium.
This year’s theme, Climate Change & Environmental Justice, reflects the UN's Sustainable Development Goal #13. The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". They were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.
Oxy’s annual UN Week is sponsored by the William and Elizabeth Kahane United Nations Program and the Young Initiative on the Global Political Economy with the participation and co-sponsorship of Art & Art History, Biology, Diplomacy & World Affairs, Geology, Economics, Music, Physics, Urban & Environmental Policy, Center for Research & Scholarship, FEAST, and KOXY.
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