Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at an official dinner hosted by Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito, Ecuador. 16 October 2016
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Speaks at Official Dinner hosted by Mayor of Quito Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at an official dinner hosted by Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito, Ecuador. 16 October 2016 [UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe]

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Global Affairs (CGA) will host a special event on the future of disarmament featuring His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

In his final weeks as UN secretary-general, Ban will deliver a keynote address on “The Future of Multilateral Disarmament” from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session moderated by Edith Lederer, chief UN correspondent for the Associated Press.

A high-level panel discussion on “The Next Steps for Multilateral Disarmament” will follow from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, a visiting scholar at the NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs, will moderate the panel, which includes Kim Won-soo, under secretary-general and high representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations; His Excellency Mr. Carlos Sergio Sobral Duarte, ambassador and deputy permanent representative of Brazil to the UN; and Ray Acheson, director, Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom.

Ban Ki-moon is the eighth secretary-general of the UN. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges—from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy, and water. He has sought to rejuvenate the disarmament agenda through a five-point plan, efforts to break the deadlock at the Conference on Disarmament, and renewed attention to nuclear safety and security in the aftermath of the tragedy at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Ban took office on January 1, 2007, and was unanimously reelected by the General Assembly on June 21, 2011. He will continue to serve until December 31, 2016.

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., at Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South.

If you are a member of the press who wishes to cover it, please contact Cheryl Feliciano at cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu or Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu. Video coverage requests must be submitted by November 21.

About the NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs
The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (CGA) facilitates change by educating and inspiring our community members to become global citizens who are capable of identifying and implementing solutions to pressing global challenges. We believe that the development of solutions to global problems must be informed by an understanding that the world’s challenges are not merely challenges for and among states, but also challenges for and among non-state actors, urban and rural communities, regional organizations, and traditional diplomatic outlets.
Through rigorous graduate and continuing education programs and public events, we prepare global citizens who are at home in all of these environments—and thus, who are effective agents of change.For more information, visit: sps.nyu.edu/cga.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies
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