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PaRD on COVID-19 and climate at UN General Assembly

During the United Nations General Assembly, PaRD Members UNEP, World Vision and Global One co-host a webinar on “COVID-19 Child Sensitive, Inclusive and Greener Recovery Strategies to Build Back Better”. Start: 24 September, 8.00 – 9.30 AM EST.

Volkan Bozkir (left ), President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. At right Secretary-General António Guterres. By UN Photo/Evan Schneider

On its 75th anniversary, the United Nations will for the first time convene world leaders in a virtual format. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) started on 17 September and will end on 5 October 2020. All events will take place mostly virtually, while a limited number of New York-based representatives of Member States may be physically present at United Nations Headquarters.

On September 24, right before the High-Level Roundtable on Climate Action starts, PaRD Members co-host a webinar on “COVID-19 Child Sensitive, Inclusive and Greener Recovery Strategies to Build Back Better” from 8.00 – 9.30 AM EST.

Keynote speakers:

  • Andrew Morley, President & CEO World Vision
  • Sarafina. Child speaker from Africa
  • Dr. Iyad Abu Moghli, Principal Policy Advisor for Strategic Engagement with Faith-based Organizations, UNEP
  • Dr Husna Ahmad Obe, CEO of Global One 2015, representing the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD)
  • Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
  • Closing: Richard Rumsey, Livelihood Global Lead – World Vision


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