Launch of the Exhibition

United Nations — History, Present, Future

Duisburg, 8 February 2017

At the launch of the exhibiton 'United Nations – History, Present, Future' UNO expert and political scientist Dr Silke Weinlich critically reviewed the United Nations and reflected current challenges. The nationwide travelling exhibition can be viewed free of charge at the Königsgalerie from 8 until 20 February 2017. The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research together with the Volkshochschule brought the exhibition to Duisburg that explains a centre piece of international politics to the people in Duisburg, and contributes to bridge the gap between the global and the local.

The exhibition has been created by the Federal Foreign Office as well as the United Nations Association of Germany (DGVN) in occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (UNO). It highlights not only structures and actors in its history, but also contemporary challenges to the world organisation. Several information boards illustrate the organisation's work in different fields of activity. The tasks thereby range from conflict-solving, over humanitarian interventions and human rights protection, to sustainable development.

17.00 h Welcoming
17.10 h Presentation by Dr Silke Weinlich: 'We the People: Die Vereinten Nationen im Spiegel der Zeit' (in German)
17.30 h Get together

Dr Silke Weinlich is Director of the research and consulting project on the United Nations and Senior Researcher at the department 'Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation' of the German Development Institute (DIE) as well as former Head of Research Unit 1 of the Centre.

Date: Wednesday, 8.2.2017, 17.00 h
Venue: Königsgalerie Duisburg, Steinsche Gasse 17, 47051 Duisburg