UN Youth Leader speaks to students

Elizabeth Rund

Cedza Dlamini, grandson of former South African President Nelson Mandela, will speak at 7 p.m. tonight in the Kiva.

Dlamini will discuss the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations in 2000 and their progress.

The Millennium Development Goals are an eight-point strategy for eradicating poverty, hunger and disease in Africa and around the world within the next 20 years. These goals also include promoting gender equality and ensuring environmental sustainability.

Dlamini has traveled to college campuses in Singapore, Hiroshima, Bosnia, Africa and across the United States to encourage young people to take action to achieve those goals.

Dlamini’s keynote address will set the stage for a week of lectures given by Kent State professors. The lectures, starting Nov. 16 as part of International Education Week, will mirror the eight points of the Millennium Development Goals.

Elizabeth Rund