Webinar on What we owe each other: A newsocial contract for a better society

What we owe each other: A new social contract for a better society

Whether we realize it or not, all of us participate in the social contract every day through mutual obligations among our family, community, place of work, and fellow citizens. Caring for others, paying taxes, and benefiting from public services define the social contract that supports and binds us together as a society. Today, however, our social contract has been broken by changing gender roles, technology, new models of work, ageing, and the perils of climate change.

UNDESA’s Division for Inclusive Social Development will organize an online webinar on “What we owe each other: A new social contract for a better society” on 17 May 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm with Baroness Minouche Shafik, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Minouche Shafik will discuss the urgent need to rethink the social contract as laid out in her new book What we owe each other: A new social contract for a better society, in an upcoming DESA webinar. Drawing on evidence and examples from around the world, she shows how every country can provide citizens with the basics to have a decent life and be able to contribute to society.

Baroness Minouche Shafik taught at both Georgetown University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She served as Vice-President of the World Bank, Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development, Deputy Managing Director with the IMF and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

Minouche currently serves as a Trustee of the British Museum, the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research and is Honorary Fellow of St. Antony’s College Oxford.

Baroness Shafik is the author of a new book What we owe each other: A new social contract for a better society.

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