Michael Barenboim on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

The dean of the Barenboim-Said Akademie is a guest in a series of talks on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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In the series of talks “Zeitfragen des Jahrhunderts” personalities from the fields of politics, science and culture discuss the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed upon by UN member states in the 2030 Agenda. The current episode of the series is dedicated to the 16th agreement, thus to the topic of “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.” Michael Barenboim, dean of the Barenboim-Said Akademie and concert master of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, joins journalist Düzen Tekkal and Dan Smith, director of the SIPRI Peace Research Institute, to discuss proven means for the international community to deal with violence and conflict. Barenboim talks about his involvement with the orchestra and the dialogues beyond nationality and religion that it enables.