On the 23rd of May and the 30th of May SIB-Leiden will organize it’s yearly United Nation seminar in cooperation with the NVVN (Netherlands United Nations Association), which will consist of two activities; a lecture about the role of the Netherlands in the UN Security Council and a panel discussion about the Millennium Development Goals and the newly introduced Sustainable Development Goals. Registration for one or both activities is required and is open for members and non-members. Only if you attend both activities you’ll get an official certificate as prove of participation. You can register for the seminar by filling in this form: https://bit.ly/2I811Rr. Admission is free.

On the 23th May the lecture about the UN Security Council will take place. Paul Peters, a representative of the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs, will speak about the ambitions of the Netherlands in the Council. Can the Netherlands make a change on the highest diplomatic stage? Is the UN Security Council still an effective institute or is deadlock the only possible result? These and other questions will be addressed during the lecture. Obviously there’s the possibility to ask all your questions.

On the 30th of May the panel discussion about the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Developments Goals will take place. The discussion will focus on several questions. Are the SDG’s an improvement over the MDG’s? Are the SDG’s realistic enough? Are structural inequalities sufficiently addressed? Jan Vandemoortele, Hugo von Meijenfeldt and Bart Romijn will participate in the discussion and the moderator of the evening is Marlies van Ameron. They will be introduced on this page at a later moment.