The Financial Express

DU VC to join UN Secretary-General’s high-level virtual meeting

FE ONLINE DESK | Published: June 29, 2020 12:46:08 | Updated: July 02, 2020 00:41:47

File photo of UN Secretary-General H.E. Antonio Guterres File photo of UN Secretary-General H.E. Antonio Guterres

Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman has been invited from Bangladesh to participate at a high-level virtual meeting of Presidents (VCs) of world-leading universities.

The two-day long Vice-Chancellors’ meeting with UN Secretary-General H.E. Antonio Guterres will be held virtually at UN Headquarters, New York, USA on 9-10 July 2020.

On behalf of UN Secretary-General, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has organised the event, says a media release.

The DU VC is expected to join the prestigious meeting on 9-10 July 2020 (6:00 pm-11:00 pm, Bangladesh time), said the release.

The objective of the meeting is to share information about Agenda 2030 and to explore how universities can best contribute to the Decade of Delivery of the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The meeting will deepen the alliance between the UN and universities. Various interactive discussions on “Universities and the Covid Crisis”, “Universities and Universal Values”, “Universities and Climate Change” and “An SDSN Action Plan for the Post-Covid Recovery” will be held during this two-day long meeting.


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