ESCAP Distinguished Persons Lecture by Sir Richard Jolly and Dr. Louis Emmerij, "UN Ideas that Changed the World"

24 Nov 2009
Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) hosted a public lecture by Sir Richard Jolly on “UN Ideas that Changed the World” on 24 November 2009 from 1530 to 1700 hours at the United Nations Conference Centre, Conference Room 3, Bangkok.

Drawing upon the extensive research done as a part of the United Nations Intellectual History Project, Sir Richard Jolly and Professor Louis Emmerij highlighted the UN ideas and proposals that have been the driving force in human progress, promoting international economic and social development, and protecting human rights as well as human security.

Sir Richard Jolly and Dr. Louis Emmerij are co-directors of the United Nations Intellectual History Project.

Sir Richard Jolly has been special adviser to the administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is an architect of the widely-acclaimed Human Development Report. He was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF for a long time, with responsibilities for UNICEF's program activities in over 130 countries of the world.

Dr. Louis Emmerij has also had a distinguished career. He was Director of World Employment Programme at ILO (1970-1976), Rector of the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague (1976-1985), President of the OECD Development Centre, Paris (1986-1992) and Special Advisor to the President of the Inter-American Development Bank (1993-1999) before joining the UN History Project.