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Webinar – Undimmed Lights

22 april, 2020 @ 19:00 - 20:00

In John Donne’s immortal words, “No man is an island …”. Nor is any country – as the COVID-19 crisis has made abundantly clear. As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UN this year, in the midst of a global crisis not experienced since the Second World War, in a world of ever-growing international tensions and starker nationalism, serious consideration must be given to what it might take to reform the United Nations System, face the daunting challenges of the XXI century. And to make sure the international community takes its head out of the sand.
Paolo Lembo served with the United Nations System from 1987 till 2019, holding increasingly responsible positions in several assignments, mostly related to complex emergencies. Among the others, he has been Director-General of the World Green Economy Organization, Director of the UN Regional Center for the Middle East, Special Representative ai of the Secretary-General in Tajikistan, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Burundi, Kosovo, Kuwait, UAE, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen. He also held assignments with the Department of Political Affairs, Department of Peace-Keeping Operations, UNDP, UNRWA, IFAD. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the Rome University and is a graduate in Modern Drama from the National Theater Institute of Italy. Paolo Lembo has authored or supervised several UN publications and studies, mostly concerned with peace-building and human development. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of the United Nations Peace University and of the International Academy for Social and Economic Development. He regularly holds post-graduate courses on Peace-Keeping and Humanitarian Affairs at several universities in Europe and the US.


22 april, 2020
19:00 - 20:00


UPF Association of Foreign Affairs


UPF Lund