Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations and committing to settle disputes by peaceful means, improve conditions for those suffering from poverty, and extend and strengthen human rights.
Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 Program
Dallas City Performance Hall
Tickets: $10-Students, $25-Adults, $70-VIP
Keynote Address by His Excellency Dr. Srgjan Kerim. A strong nominee for next Secretary General, Dr. Kerim will focus on human rights, and the application of the Golden Rule to refugees and migrants, as well as host countries, as we face today’s most pressing issues. He is a former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Macedonia and President of the 62nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (2007-2008).
Universal Language, composed by Margaret Barrett, libretto by Dr. David Silva based on text of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, will be performed by local world-folk music group The Obscure Dignitaries. Combining the expertise of linguists, world musicians, and a classically trained composer, this work will serve as a reminder that the desire to live freely and without fear continues to be a right and a hope for the world.
Mike Beard, Executive Director for Advocacy and Global Health at the UN Foundation will introduce the newly–adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a universal set of goals, targets, and indicators unanimously adopted by 193 members of the UN General Assembly to help frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. They touch our lives locally and globally.
Making the SDGs famous – It’s our job!