Dr. Fomerand completed his graduate studies at the City University of New York where he earned a PhD degree in political science. At the United Nations, Dr Fomerand followed economic and social questions in the Office of the Under-Secretary General of the former Department for International Economic and Social Affairs. From 1992 to June 2003 when he retired from United Nations service, he was Director of the United Nations University Office in North America. Since 2002, Dr. Fomerand has taught in the United Nations Program of Occidental College. He is now the Assistant Director of the Program. In addition, he also teaches at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College of the City University of New York. Dr. Fomerand has widely published on matters related to North-South issues, multilateralism, human rights and the United Nations.

Dr. Fomerand will speak on a panel titled, “SDG 17: Where do we go from here?”