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The Sustainable Development Goals: Connecting the Global to the Local
September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mr. Robert Skinner, Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement at the United Nations Department of Global Communications will visit NC State on September 1, 2021. Mr. Skinner’s talk, “The Sustainable Development Goals: Connecting the Global to the Local”, will help launch NC State’s SDG Campus Programming Initiative and provide insights from his experience working with the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The event will be held both in-person as well as live-streamed for virtual attendance. Those attending in-person must abide by all Covid-19 measures.
Robert Skinner is the Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement at the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC). Previously, Mr Skinner served as the Director of the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in Washington, DC, a position he returned to in April 2021, having began his tenure with the United Nations in 2015 in this post. Additionally, he has served as a Senior Special Advisor in the UN’s Department of Global Communications, focusing on the UN’s COVID-19 Communications Response Initiative. He also spent time as the Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Prior to joining the UN, Robert was the Executive Director in the New York Office of the United Nations Foundation. Before joining the Foundation in 2006, Robert held several positions in the United States Department of State, including as Deputy Spokesperson at the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York, and as Public Affairs Officer for the United States Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He also held posts in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and San Salvador, El Salvador. Robert was an attorney in the Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, Illinois before starting his diplomatic career. Robert holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oakland University in the United States. He is married and has two children.
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