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The 2021 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Agnès Callamard

Agnès Callamard delivered the lecture on the theme ‘A Global Compact for a World beyond COVID.’

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Title:The 2021 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Agnès Callamard
Type:Dag Hammarskjöld Lectures
Author:Agnès Callamard
Published:28 September 2021
Licence: All rights reserved
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The 2021 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture was given Agnès Callamard, Secretary General at Amnesty International. The title of the lecture is ‘A Global Compact for a World beyond COVID.’

In her lecture, Dr Callamard argues that necropolitics during the COVID-19 pandemic has perpetuated inequalities, and points to the preventable deaths resulting from vaccine nationalism as a precursor to future suffering should normative leadership and global solidarity continue to be sidelined by power and profit.

She explains that a reset or reboot is essential and that a new global compact for a post-pandemic world must be struck. She notes that this global compact must be grounded in international norms and outlines the leadership required to see it realised.

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The 2021 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture by Agnès Callamard