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United Nations Diplomat Donald Lee Speaks About Sustainability at Wilkes University on Oct. 19

United Nations diplomat Donald Lee will speak about the United Nations sustainable development goals during his presentation, “A Roadmap to Global Sustainability” at Wilkes University on Oct. 19. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m in the Miller room of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St. The event is free and open to the public.

 Lee is the former chief of social perspectives on the U.N.’s Development Branch. He began his career at the United Nations with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. He helped establish the Youth Employment Network in 2001 and was – until his retirement – a member of its steering committee.

In 2008, he was appointed to the International Committee for October 17th which promotes and supports the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Lee is an advocate for human rights, poverty eradication, social justice and environmental protection through his research, publications and blog. He has a doctorate in economics from University College London.

The United Nations Lecture Series is collaboration between Wilkes University and the Humpty Dumpty Institute’s Higher Education Alliance for the United Nations. It brings U.N. officials to campus throughout the year for lectures and informal meetings with students. For more information, please visit https://www.wilkes.edu/about-wilkes/wilkes-university-lecture-series/other-lectures-at-wilkes/united-nations-lecture-series.aspx.