Ending Poverty: Rotary/UF to Host Former UN Economist
The Rotary Clubs of Findlay, Ottawa-Glandorf, McComb, North Baltimore and Fostoria, in cooperation with Rotary International District 6600, will host Dr. Donald Lee on Sunday, Feb. 17. Dr. Lee, an expert on global poverty issues and a retired economist with the United Nations, will present “Ending Poverty: The United Nations and Millennium Development Goals” at 3 p.m. in the TLB Auditorium at Winebrenner Theological Seminary on The University of Findlay campus.
Dr. Lee is visiting Findlay through the United Nations-Rotary Outreach Program. He is currently Chair-Elect of the International Committee for October 17th, which promotes the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. He served as a Senior Development Economist for 20 years with the United Nations in New York and Bangkok, Thailand. He was formerly Deputy Dean of Commerce at Deakin University in Australia and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University College London.
United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goal 1 includes the following targets: 1. Halve the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day; 2. Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people; and, 3. Halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
Area Rotary Clubs invite all members, students and community residents to this public forum on the challenges of ending global poverty. Rotary initiated the United Nations Outreach Program to further its main objective of service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
There are more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races and creeds. For more information on Dr. Lee’s presentation in Findlay, contact Sue Durain at 419-422-7557 or firstname.lastname@example.org . No reservations or tickets are necessary.