UNA-Greater Boston UN Day Luncheon

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11:00 am


136 Irving Street Cambridge, MA 02138



For over 25 years, UNAGB has organized a UN Day Celebration to gather leaders across Boston’s business, education, diplomatic, and civic communities to elevate the role of the UN in global affairs and reaffirm the importance of peace, prosperity, human rights, and justice for all. We will be hosting a luncheon at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge MA with guest speaker, Dr Adil Najam, President of WWF International. Dr. Najam is a leading public scholar whose teaching, research and public engagement focuses on issues of global public policy especially those related to conservation and environment, sustainable and human development, and climate change in the Global South. He is Dean Emeritus of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and continues as Professor of International Relations and of Earth and Environment. He was also a lead author for the Third and Fourth Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and has written over 100 scholarly papers and book chapters. In February 2009 he was appointed to the Committee for Development Policy by the United Nations Secretary General, and in 2010 he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of Pakistan’s highest civil awards by the President of Pakistan.