7 March 2018

President of the Republic of Chile to speak at the 14th Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture

6 March 2018 - The 14th Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile. The event will take place on 6 April 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Lecture is organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This year’s lecture is particularly significant in view of the approaching twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of UNFPA operations in 1969. The Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture series--named after the first President of UNFPA--provides a forum for distinguished guests to address important aspects of population and development. The previous lecturer was Jakaya Kikwete, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, who spoke in 2016 on “The importance of investing in young people to achieve sustainable development and the demographic dividend”.

The lecture is aimed specifically at Member State representatives, United Nations officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations and members of the media and academia. To attend the event, please write to salas-lecture-2018@unfpa.org.

To follow the lecture online, please go to: unfpa.org/events/14th-rafael-m-salas-memorial-lecture