You're invited to participate in a UN75 focus group

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Waterloo International is inviting all students to participate in the United Nation 75th (UN75) anniversary focus group on November 25, 2020.

This year, the UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. Will we emerge stronger and better equipped to work together? Or will our distrust and isolation grow further? Global dialogue – and action – is now more urgent than ever.

This focus group will highlight and discuss difficult global issues, including problems of war and peace, international peace and security, human rights, sustainable development, and much more. Through the discussion we hope to learn from your aspirations, thoughts, values, perceptions, and experiences, and empower you to think and act globally to help build a better future for all.

It is vital that your voice is heard at this crucial time for the world. Your views, concerns and ideas will be presented to world leaders and senior UN officials, and groups around the world will discuss how best to take forward the priorities and proposals generated.

The focus group is an opportunity to better understand and document current global issues from a student perspective and encourage others to take actions in their own lives, in line with what they have heard and learned. Your thoughts may inspire new programs, investments, partnerships and campaigns, among other options.

Participation in this study is voluntary, however, in appreciation of the time given to the focus group, participants will be offered $15 towards their WatCards.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact Aisha Shibli.