2021 Human Asia Global Human Rights School – Envisioning the Post-COVID-19 World through UN
On 20 February 2021, Human Asia hosted its first Global Human Rights School of the year under the theme, ‘Envisioning the Post-COVID-19 World through UN’. The guest speaker for the event was Oh Joon, the Professor at Kyung Hee University (current Chair of Save the Children Korea and Special Advisor of Human Asia, former South Korean Ambassador to the UN). Due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, the session was held online via Zoom and a total of 104 young people participated in the event.
After a brief introduction to Human Asia, the session began with Professor Oh Joon’s lecture on the post-COVID-19 era and the issues encountered by the international community and the UN. The session covered how the world after the pandemic would look like, the short-term and long-term effects of COVID-19, and the role of the UN in global governance. Professor Oh Joon emphasized the importance of strengthening global governance and raised some pressing issues that need to be addressed by the UN.
We thank all of our participants who joined us for the Global Human Rights School and we look forward to seeing you again in the next session! Thank you.