Wednesday 4 March 2020 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in Trusteeship Council Chamber, UN headquarters.
The Permanent Missions of Canada, Lebanon and Norway to the United Nations are pleased to invite you for an interactive discussion on
Social Unrest – A Global Phenomenon
Around the world, citizens are taking to the streets. Whether it is to protest against rising inequalities, to voice political discontent, to call for a new social contract, to demand urgent action on climate change, or to seek redress for historical grievances, populations are mobilizing.
How does the world understand this phenomenon? What role for Member States, for the United Nations and the international community in addressing it?
The Permanent Missions of Canada, Lebanon and Norway to the United Nations are pleased to invite you for an interactive discussion on this increasingly important global phenomenon moderated by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman and featuring Jihad Azour, Director of the IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department and author of a recent report on social unrest in the Middle East.
10:00 to 10:10 Welcoming Remarks
10:10 to 10:15 Introductory Remarks by Thomas L. Friedman
10:15 to 11:00 Panel Debate
11:00 to 11:30 Interactive dialogue with the audience
11:30 to 11:55 Concluding remarks from the Panel
11:55 to 12:00 Closing Remarks by the co-sponsors of the meeting.