Jane keynotes Geneva Lecture Series

Jane was the keynote speaker of the fourth edition of the Geneva Lecture Series on 26 May at the Palais des Nations, and urged us all to recognize our obligation to future generations. "When I think about how we have harmed the planet since I was their age, I feel this desperation and shame," she said. "We have compromised their future. But it’s not true that there’s nothing that can be done about it”.

Her talk was titled "Nature's wake-up call: Why we must heed the warning."

This event was part of a series jointly organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and inaugurated by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The Geneva Lecture Series aims to bring awareness of global challenges to the public by engaging prominent political, civil society, business and intellectual figures in a process of reflection on what can and should be done to address pressing issues of global significance. The previous editions included many high profile speakers including Nobel Prize Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Wole Soyinka and Mikhail Gorbachev and covered such global challenges as Millennium Development Goals, human rights, and nuclear disarmament. 

 
 

 

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