United Nations Association of Oklahoma City Fall Luncheon
October 26th 2013 11:30am - 1:30pm at University of Central Oklahoma Nigh Center, 3rd Floor
Price: 20.00What: United Nations Association of Oklahoma City Fall Luncheon
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Where: University of Central Oklahoma—Nigh Center—Heritage Room, 3rd Floor
700 E. Main
Time: 11:30 am-- 1:30 pm
Update on Millennium Developmental Goals & United Nations Academic Impact Programs Featuring: Dr. Don Betz, President, University of Central Oklahoma
For the United Nations Association of Oklahoma City, this year’s United Nations Day Fall Luncheon community event will feature Dr. Don Betz who will speak on a topic that is being discussed right now in the UN General Assembly: Progress toward meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals. This program is open to the public, please join us as we talk about the present and the future of the international community.
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set out in 2000–eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing a global partnership for development—are approaching their 2015 deadline. With that looming the pressure is on to make sure we achieve all of those goals, not just some. The 2015 deadline has already spurred discussion on the post-2015 agenda with more attainable goals.
We have also asked Dr. Betz to give us a brief description of the UN's Academic Impact initiative -- which recognizes the critical role of higher education in economic and social development and as a foundation for world peace. Did you know that UCO was the first university in Oklahoma to sign on to the principles of the UN's Academic Impact, which includes support for human rights, literacy, sustainability, conflict resolution, and more? This is a prime example of living locally and thinking globally.
University of Central Oklahoma President Don Betz, Ph.D., has enjoyed a distinguished career in higher education that spans more than 40 years, developing a reputation for teaching and encouraging students, and leadership development. He is known for his diplomacy skills, developed through his international activities, most notably with the United Nations and its affiliated non-governmental organizations. Dr. Betz held leadership positions at several universities before accepting the position as President of the University of Central Oklahoma in 2011.
Regular price tickets are $20. If you're a high school or college student, you can get a reduced price ticket -- just $10. It's a bargain! As always, advance reservations are required. Don't miss your chance to enjoy this informative program by reserving your seat at: www.una-okc.blogspot.com
About UNA-OKC and UNA-USA
The United Nations Association is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today. As a local chapter of the nation's largest grassroots foreign policy organization, the UN Association of Greater Oklahoma City offers Oklahomans the opportunity to connect with issues confronted by the UN --from global health and human rights to the spread of democracy, equitable development, and international justice. Our focus is living locally and thinking globally.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to informing, inspiring, and mobilizing the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years, UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world. Learn more about UNA-USA’s programs and initiatives at www.unausa.org
University of Central Oklahoma Nigh Center, 3rd Floor
700 East Main Street, Edmond, OK 73034, USA
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