UNCT Seminar Series: “The Right to Development: Health and Well-Being in Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development”

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•03•01    12:30 - 13:30
    Kuala Lumpur

    The Right to Development framework offers some useful pathways towards understanding the scope and content of the right to the highest attainable standard of health, and the health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    To understand the scope and content of SDG#3 (health and well-being) and the 13 targets, this seminar explores some of the lessons from the Right to Development towards implementing the SDGs.

    Flyer and seminar details available here.

    Lunch will be provided, with opportunities to interact with the speaker.



    Dr Obijiofor Aginam was educated in Nigeria and Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from the University of Nigeria; Master of Laws from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada, and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Before joining the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), he held a tenured academic position as Associate Professor of Law at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he taught and researched emerging global issues that cut across globalization, global governance of health and environmental issues, South-North relations, international organizations, and Third World Approaches to International Law.

    Regulatory and governance approaches to emerging and re-emerging global environmental and health issues are the major focus of Dr. Aginam’s research. He has held numerous research fellowships and won major competitive research grants on global environmental and health governance topics focusing on the impact of these global issues on “Third World” peoples and societies.  He researches natural resource management and conflicts in developing countries focusing on the role of Transnational Corporations in the pursuit of sustainable development, governance and transparency in the extractive industry sectors of resource-rich African and Latin American countries.

    He has been a consultant for many international organizations including the World Health Organization on aspects of trade and global health, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) on the regulatory framework for food safety, food security, biotechnology and biodiversity in developing countries. In the latter capacity, he worked as a member of the FAO Expert Legal and Policy Group on the review of intellectual property rights, food safety laws, and sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures in Bangladesh and other developing and least-developed country Member-States of the FAO.

  • UNCT seminar Dr Aginam 1 March

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    United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,


  • United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    Tel : +603-9171-5394
    Fax : +603-9171-5402
    Email : iigh-info@unu.edu
    Website : www.iigh.unu.edu

    Additional Information:

    1. Logistical information
      We have very limited parking spaces at our building, being located within the HUKM hospital grounds. You are encouraged to take public transport i.e. by LRT (alight at either Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, or Bandar Tasik Selatan stations) or MRT (alight at Taman Midah station) and take a taxi/Uber to our building (about 10 minutes’ drive).
      If you drive, please park at the nearby paid parking lots, either opposite the entrance of HUKM or within the HUKM grounds.
      In case you need assistance with directions, please call our reception: 603-9171 5394.
    2. Dressing
      We encourage smart casual dressing. You may wish to bring a piece of warm clothing/shawl, as the room may be rather cold at times.