This year marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. It also represents a time of great disruption, headed by a global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. As the world grapples with COVID-19 and challenges such as the climate crisis, environmental degradation, poverty and inequality, and rapid changes in technology and population, it is an opportunity to take stock and consider the kind of future we want to create – together, as a global community.
Inspired by the UN75 Dialogues, this Grand Challenge Future Forum webinar asks where we want to be in 2045 - the UN’s 100th anniversary - and how we might get there. What are the priorities and obstacles? How do we collectively navigate our world’s dramatic changes and tackle its complex problems? In an increasingly divided world, what is the role of multilateral global governance in shaping a better future for all?
These questions and more will be discussed by our distinguished panel:
Senator the Hon Penny Wong Leader of the Opposition in the Senate; Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon Brett Mason Former Australian Ambassador to The Netherlands; Adjunct Professor, QUT Faculty of Law
Professor Jean Burgess Director, Digital Media Research Centre, QUT Creative Industries Faculty
Professor Hilary Bambrick Head of School, Public Health and Social Work, QUT Faculty of Health
Moderator: Dr John Byron Director, Government Relations and Policy, QUT
UN75 SURVEY - HAVE YOUR SAY
A key component of the UN75 Initiative is a short, simple online poll and you're invited to join the conversation. Take the survey, and have your say in shaping our future. Your responses will help inform the discussion for this Grand Challenge Future Forum.