UNtoCommemorate 125th Birth Anniv of AmbedkaronApr13
The Permanent Mission of India to the UN in New York will host this special event at the headquarters
New Delhi: The United Nations will host an event to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of the Father of the Indian Constitution on April 13 in New York, which will also be the first event at the global body on BR Ambedkar.
The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York will host this special event at the UN headquarters, and it will be organised in association with the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation of Human Horizon. The landmark 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognises that combating inequality within and among countries, creating sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth and fostering inclusion are interdependent. The vision of BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution, to achieve social justice and equality also finds resonance in the core message of the 2030 Agenda, according to a note by India’s Permanent Mission in UN, New York.
A panel discussion will be held on the occasion on the t h e me ‘Combating Inequalities for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals’ with the objective of raising awareness on the importance of addressing all forms of inequality for t he a chi eve ment o f Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and as per the visionary message of Ambedkar.
Helen Clark, chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) and the administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will be the keynote speaker. Professor Stan Kachnowski and associate professor Anupama Rao from Colombia University and Christopher Queen, lecturer at Harvard University, will be among the panelists.
The panel discussion will highlight the philosophy and thought of Ambedkar on social justice and equality and its relevance in the implementation of t he 2 0 3 0 Agenda. It will also highlight inequality as a major challenge to sustainable development, both within and among all countries. It will also raise awareness of the importance of addressing all Event may bring together leaders, senior UN officials, diplomats, academia and civil society members from India, the US and other parts of the world
A panel discussion will highlight the philosophy and thought of Ambedkar on social justice and equality
for ms of inequality for t he achievement of all SDGs, according to the note by Indian mission.
The event is expected to bring together political leaders, senior UN officials, diplomats, academia, civil society and private sector from India, the US and other parts of the world. Clark, who visited Delhi recently, could also be the next candidate for Secretary General’s post of the UN.