How can widespread information help us reach the UN Global Goals? THE WHY CEO discusses at LSE

May 16, 2019

Photo by Neus Herrera
By Cecília Tümler

Yesterday, THE WHY’s CEO was invited to speak as part of a panel discussion at the London School of Economics – Institute of Global Affairs. The panellists discussed the importance of engagement for the realization of the global goals,alongside a presentation of the innovative methods they use to engage people with pressing human rights issues.

The event was organized by The Global Challenges Foundation – a charitable foundation aims to increase awareness of and discussion about some of the greatest threats to humanity risks such as climate change, pandemics, and weapons of mass destruction.

Mette was joined by Jens Orback the former Minister for Democracy and Metropolitan affairs and currently also the Interim Director of the Global Challenges Foundation, as well as Award-winning photojournalist Boniface Mwangi.  The discussion, moderated by the Swedish journalist Katrine Marcal, explored some of the challenges involved when trying to foster meaningful engagement with human rights issues as well ashighlighting some of powerful stories which have managed to capture hearts and minds of the public at large.

As a non-profit organization, working towards the realization of the Global Goals, we’re always pleased to take the opportunity to talk about the importance of free, independent media as a tool of mass engagement to foster an informed global citizenry – and are proud to have contributed to such an important discussion for young people at the London School of Economics.

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