[Asia and the World] UNESCO and the Sustainable Development Goals in Asian Context

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2019-04-04 Last updated: 2019-04-08

Irina Bokova, the former General Director of UNESCO (2009-2017) and the first woman and Eastern European leading the organization, delivered a special lecture on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in the International Conference Room at GSIS. The lecture presented by Irina Bokova, sponsored by Toyota Motor Korea, was titled “UNESCO and the Sustainable Development Goals in Asian Context.” During this lecture, Irina Bokova gave her insight on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) made by the United Nations (UN), and especially what role Asia can play, as it a very diverse region with great potential. She discussed important goals including the impact of education and climate change. The lecture concluded with a thought-provoking Q & A session, a photo session, and the presentation of the appreciation plaque.