Welcome and Introduction by: Lee C. Bollinger
President of Columbia University in the City of New York
As co-chair of the ACT-Acceleration Facilitation Council and upcoming member of the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Erna Solberg's unique leadership position allows her to magnify the much-needed multilateral response to the current global health crisis. Norway's initiative to establish the UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund equally considers the immediate financial necessities as well as long term action plans needed to ensure a lasting recovery, furthering the progress of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
This discussion will explore the importance of funding global health efforts, garnering multilateralism in recovery, and leveraging opportunities for a sustainable shift in society.
Columbia University students are invited to participate in a moderated question and answer session following the discussion.