From the Secretary-General

“It is often said that if the United Nations did not exist, we would have to invent it. I fully agree. And that is why we have to strengthen its capacities on each of the three pillars of the United Nations’ work: peace, development and protection of human rights. Part of that effort means continuing to open our doors to new partners. The academic community is surely at the top of that list. My colleagues and I have been discussing an initiative called ‘Academic Impact.’ We hope to build stronger ties with institutions of higher learning; … we hope to benefit from your ideas and scholarship.”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
At Fairleigh Dickinson University

 

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