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UN Assistant Secretary-General joins us to celebrate 50 years of research

A portrait of a United Nations representative who is speaking at a conference run by FABSS

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Wolverhampton’s Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT), a public event has been arranged featuring a special United Nations guest speaker.  

CIDT is a specialist in providing capacity strengthening services for international development agencies and other diverse stakeholders through its vital projects and programmes, offering practical solutions to complex global issues. The Centre is a social enterprise that sits within the University, with five decades of experience in 140 countries. 

Its research work has contributed to sustainable development initiatives in many developing countries and aided professionals working in international development. Developing knowledge, facilitating learning and collaboration, and promoting best practices have been key to the Centre’s approach to promoting sustainable development. 

The public event, being held on Monday 1 July between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm, welcomes Nikhil Seth, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNITAR, who will provide the keynote address as a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the CIDT.  

A graphic depicting the UNITAR logo

Nikhil has previously assumed the role of Director of the Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Secretariat in New York, responsible for supporting the intergovernmental negotiations which shaped the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

The talk will be followed by a Q&A and social networking. It is taking place at the University’s City Campus in Wolverhampton. To book now: Reserve your free place. 

Professor Prashant Pillai, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University, said: “The fact that we have such a high-profile guest speaker visiting us from the United Nations shows the impact that our research has made on the international arena over the past 50 years. Our reach in this area has covered multiple global challenges and we have worked with a range of agencies, offering research-informed solutions, consultancy as well as training and professional development.” 

Anyone looking to study at the University of Wolverhampton should register for one of our Open Days.  




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