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“At a time of many deep divisions in the world, why does global engagement and the UN matter?”

We recently asked this question to four members of the United Nations Foundation Board of Directors:
· Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Vice Chair, UN Foundation; Former Prime Minister of Norway; Director-General Emeritus, World Health Organization;
· Dr. Julio Frenk, President, the University of Miami;
· Prof. Yuan Ming, Dean of Yenching Academy, Peking University; and
· Hans Vestberg, President, Swedish Olympic Committee.

Watch below to hear what they had to say.

In our interconnected world, no one nation can solve – nor hide from – global challenges. The UN’s role of bringing countries and sectors together to advance solutions to pressing problems will continue to be essential to creating a more secure world for all.

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Photo: UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto