UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to speak at the City Bar Thursday

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at the City Bar on April 14th on the role of the UN and the legal community in helping to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the landmark 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, supported by 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs represent a universal commitment to end poverty, achieve shared prosperity, build peace and secure a healthy planet for present and future generations. With the inclusion of Goal 16 – promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable institutions at all levels – the Agenda explicitly recognizes the inextricable link between peace, effective governance and sustainable development. As he completes his second term as Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon will share his thoughts on the role of the United Nations and the legal community in achieving Goal 16 over the next 15 years. For more information and to register for the event, click here.