Global Citizenship Symposium
Global Citizenship Symposium - Personal and Global Health: My Role, Our Challenges
The Fifth Annual Georgia College Global Citizenship Symposium, Personal and Global Health: My Role, Our Challenges, will take place February 6-8, 2012. In the spirit of previous symposia, the broad theme provides for multiple approaches to understanding health from personal, societal, and international perspectives. Categories of health include body, mind, and spirit.
At the turn of the millennium in 2000, the United Nations and affiliated international organizations agreed on eight Millennium Development Goals and set 2015 as a deadline for achieving significant results. The goals include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality rates, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing global partnerships for development. Arguably, all of the goals are health related.
Nourishing the Planet's Danielle Nierenberg, one of the symposium's featured speakers, will discuss the role of sustainable agriculture in contributing to global public health. Please join us for the following conversations: