Hosting latest UN lecture, Annan urges fairness in globalization process

Hosting latest UN lecture, Annan urges fairness in globalization process

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Noting that hundreds of millions of people have either been adversely affected by globalization or left out altogether, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged that the process be shaped so that there are not winners and losers, but only winners.

"Globalization is bringing many of us more choices and opportunities," Mr. Annan said, introducing the speakers at the fourth event in his Lecture Series at UN Headquarters in New York. "Yet millions around the world do not share those opportunities. Instead, they find that globalization is disrupting their lives, threatening their jobs or sweeping away their traditions."

The speakers at the lecture on "Globalization: Winners and Losers" were Jeffrey Sachs, the Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals, Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor in Economics at Columbia University, and Joseph Stiglitz, Professor in Economics and Finance at Columbia University and Nobel Economics Prize laureate.

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of Lecture Series [1h24min]