Global Expert Speaker Series at Alpha Secondary


The Global Experts Speaker Series at Alpha Secondary has been organized to celebrate UN70 and bring in experts to share and discuss the same global issues that the UN is dealing with.

Students will participate in four sessions each concerned with a different element of our world, each with a real-world speaker with expertise in that area.

“There is only one flag that belongs to everyone.” That the United Nations is the organization best positioned to bring world leaders together to solve global challenges is a strong belief of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Mun.

This year is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Many events around the world aim to build awareness about the UN and to reunite member countries, charity organizations and individuals behind the United Nations. If the UN is strong, the world will be a better place.

70 years ago, the UN Charter was signed in San Francisco with the goals of maintaining world peace and security, building cooperation between nations to solve international economic and humanitarian problems and providing a forum for countries to discuss and resolve the problems.

On October 27th, Mr. George Somerwill of UN For All Education Outreach will present to students introducing UN peacekeeping and discussing the myths and realities in relation to Canada.

Other speakers in the series include Ms. Ninette Kelley, Director, New York Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ms. Julie Marshall, Canadian spokesperson for the World Food Programme, a UN agency – on world hunger,  and Mr. David Estrin, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Lawyer, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) – on climate change and human rights.