Public panel and 65th anniversary celebration
Where: Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus
“The Heart” (Main foyer, Robbins Health Learning Centre, 109 Street & 104 Avenue). For maps and directions click here.
Refreshments will be served. Come for a chance to win an awesome door prize!
In celebration of our 65th anniversary, the UNA-Canada Edmonton Branch in collaboration with MacEwan University is planning a public celebration and panel discussion on Canada’s Role in Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
On September 6-8, 2000, leaders from across the world gathered at the Millennium Summit to discuss how the UN could help shape the 21st century. From the discussions, the UN Millennium Declaration was ratified, and eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established. These goals range from eradicating extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education – all by the target date of 2015.
Canada was one of the first countries to support the MDGs. With 2015 just around the corner, how effectively is Canada working towards the MDGs nationally and internationally? Our invited panelists will provide insight into how Canada is fairing on their commitment to the MDGs and discuss issues including equal access to education, empowering women, ensuring sustainable development and ending poverty.
Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions to the panel and to contribute their ideas as to what the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals should be. Photos and ideas collected at our photo booth will be put in a special commemorative photo book that will be given to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon!
Jennifer Crosby, Morning Anchor, Global News Edmonton
Dr. Jean-Christophe Boucher, Assistant Professor of Political Science, MacEwan University
Heather McPherson, Executive Director, Alberta Council on Global Cooperation
Dr. Abdullah Saleh, Co-founder and Chief Executive Director, Innovative Canadians for Change
Dr. Ania Ulrich, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
For more information on the Millennium Development Goals, visit www.un.org/millenniumgoals
Thank you to our sponsors:
Thank you to Cakes By Candace, Cookies By George, the Inspirit Foundation, the MacEwan University UN Committee and Shellbee Energy Solutions for providing door prizes!