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UFS professors invited to address the UN
2011-10-21

This month two senior professors from our university will give talks abroad at the offices of the United Nations (UN). Prof. Andre Keet, Director of the International Institute for Studies in Race, Reconciliation and Social Justice, has been invited by the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to attend the ninth working session of the Intergovernmental Working Group (IWG) on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action in Geneva, Switzerland from 23-27 October 2011.

Prof. Kwandiwe Kondlo, head of our Centre for Africa Studies, will attend a high-powered UN Global Expert Meeting on Political Economy for Development in Egypt from 28-29 October 2011. The meeting will look into the reconstruction of Egypt and Prof. Kondlo will address the meeting on applying political analysis to policy and programming regional perspectives.

In Geneva Prof. Keet will deliver a presentation on the role of education in combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, focusing on the role of National Human Rights and Higher Education Institutions.

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