Beyond Boundaries: Realising the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

About this Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated and exacerbated the punitive effects of global inequalities in health, wealth, education and infrastructure, drawing mainstream attention to the relationships between poverty, race, gender and wellbeing. This session will invite global thought-leaders to discuss how COVID will shape global efforts to confront inequalities and to reflect on how government, civil society and universities could and should work together towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals in a post-pandemic landscape.

Key questions to be addressed:

a. How has COVID changed your thinking on the way urban, regional, national and global actors need to act together confront inequalities?

b. In some places, we have seen rapid direct action by communities, and crisis responses from municipal and city authorities. What can we learn from these responses and are we seeing new spaces and possibilities for long-term change opening up?

c. What is the role of the academic or university is in supporting efforts to achieve the SDGs?

Please join Prof. Phoebe Koundouri on 22 October @16:00 -17:00 EEST for her speech on  Global Inequalities in a Covid-19 World at UCL’s Beyond Boundaries: Realising the UN Sustainable Development Goals Conference.



  • Chair: Professor Caren Levy, Professor of Transformative Urban Planning, UCL
  • Professor Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University
    of Economics and Business; President Elect, European Association of
    Environmental and Resource Economists.
  • Professor Relebohile Moletsane, JL Dube Chair in Rural Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins, British Academy Global Professor, UCL

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