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25 April: Living Curriculum #14: Donato Kiniger Passigli – Former United Nations civil servant

To mark the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, on 24 April, we are honoured to launch the Living Curriculum Interview with Donato Kiniger Passigli, who served the United Nations for 30 years as a peacekeeper, humanitarian and international civil servant promoting peace, justice and development around the world, a career which he describes as “a journey of personal discoveries, winning hearts and minds for international justice, peace and resilience”. Kiniger Passigli also brings his hands-on expertise in multilateralism into his role as Vice President of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, as demonstrated in this insightful conversation.

In this interview, Kiniger Passigli addresses the fundamental challenge posed by COVID to humanity to ‘not simply adapt but transform’. He challenges us to change our habits and to change our development model to one based on equity, access, and distribution of resources. For this transformation to happen, Kiniger Passigli proposes new type of leadership – which the World Academy of Arts and Sciences is spearheading in its ongoing research and action partnership project with the United Nations.

We warmly invite you to watch the whole interview here:

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