LSU Law Professor Lécia Vicente participated in the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 23-27 in her capacity as Advisor to the Secretary of State for External Relations of Angola.
Aside from the general debate, Vicente participated in events such as “The Futures of Education: Learning to Become” high-level panel, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Portugal and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the high-level segment of the Africa Investment Summit on shaping the future of financing for development, organized by the Permanent Mission of Nigeria in collaboration with the Africa Business Round Table; and the “Time for Action: Addressing the Nexus between Climate Change and Youth, Peace and Security” event.
The latter event was co-organized by the UN-Habitat, the Nobel Peace Center, and the Mission of Norway, with an intervention of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, and a keynote speech by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Norway.
Vicente attended the U.N. General Assembly due to her heritage, close links between Portugal and Angola, and her previous experience in the area of law and development. She has been developing a research agenda on comparative regional development law, and says she “welcomes the opportunity to join heads of state and government, ministers, international organizations, representatives of the private sector and civil society, and other academics in a global conversation about the most pressing issues of our time.”