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UN75 at NTU: Living Securely

In its 75th year, the UN is working with partners to initiate dialogues within and across borders, sectors and generations. The aim is to reach as many people as possible: to listen to their hopes and fears; learn from their experiences; and empower them to think and act globally.

At NTU we are engaging with the UN75 Dialogue under the theme of Living Securely, and asking the following questions:

What does it mean to live securely in the 21st Century? What factors adversely affect human security? And what would a secure future look like in practical terms?

Running over three days from Tuesday 24 November – Thursday 26 November 2020, the UN75 Conference hosted by NTU's Virtual Institute for Advanced Studies will attempt to understand the importance of security for the human condition and project key themes for a secure global future.

Each of the three days has a unifying theme which will be explored from a multidisciplinary perspective anchored in a number of NTU’s key research strengths:

  • Day One: Equality, Society & Human Rights
  • Day Two: Health for all: Health, Wellbeing & Access to Healthcare
  • Day Three: Sustainable Cultures

Each day comprises a series of standalone workshops, roundtables and panel discussions which will bring together students, academics, activists and citizens in conversation from across NTU and its diverse global network of partner institutions and organisations. Each session will provide participants with a collaborative platform to develop and project key themes, challenges and responsibilities across borders and generational divides with a view to effecting positive change in global human security. In line with the UN75 Dialogue objective to reach as many people as possible, NTU is delighted to welcome everyone who wishes to join the conversation to participate free of charge in as many of the conference sessions as are of interest.

Full details for each day's programme can be found on the three links below. The full conference schedule can be found in the table below.

Registration is now closed. However you are still very welcome to join this session so please contact and confirm the title of the session(s) you would like to join and we will send you further information.

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A welcome from Professor Cillian Ryan

Pro Vice-Chancellor - International

UN75 Virtual Conference Schedule

DateTime (GMT)Event TitleEvent FormatBooking
24 Nov08:00 - 09:30New Models of Civic Society and Participatory GovernancePanel discussion Register here
09:00 - 10:30Living Securely: A Transnational ExperiencePresentations with Q&A, followed by roundtableRegister here
09:30 - 11:00Literacy Levels in Young People from Low Income HomesPanel discussionRegister here
11:00 - 12:30What are the effects of poverty in one of the richest nations? What new approaches engage with the realities of poverty and exclusion?Panel discussionRegister here
13:00 - 14:30Gender and Inequality: Addressing Global PrioritiesRoundtable with Q&ARegister here
14:30 - 15:30Health, Wellbeing and Access to education in relation to Gender Inequalities among Children and Young PeoplePanel discussionRegister here
15:30 - 16:30Marginalised Young PeoplePanel discussionRegister here
25 Nov09:00 - 11:00

Improving Healthcare Outcomes with Technology

Series of 20 minute lectures Register here
10:30 - 12:00Sexual Health and WellbeingPanel discussionRegister here
11:00 - 12:00Access to Healthcare: Community Health Promotion and Education in UgandaRoundtableRegister here
12:00 - 13:00Addictive Behaviours and Technology UseExpert panelRegister here
13:30 - 14:30Health and Wellbeing in Marginalised CommunitiesPanel discussionRegister here
26 Nov09:00 - 10:30Essential Ingredients for Successful Agricultural Food Security ProjectsPanel discussionsRegister here
10:30  - 12:00Climate Change and International Law: Addressing Current and Future ChallengesPanel discussion with Q&ARegister here
12:30 - 13:30Introducing Cultural Heritage, NTU's First Research PeakSeries of presentationsRegister here
14:00 - 15:30Migration and Sustainable CulturesPanel discussion Register here
15:00 - 16:30The Welfare CitizenRoundtable with Q&ARegister here

We are keen to hear participants' thoughts and responses to the discussions, and encourage the use of social media during and after the sessions. Tag @ntu_research on Twitter and use the hashtag #UN75xNTU to join in the conversations.

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