Invitation by Prof Koh to the launch of 50 Years of Singapore & the United Nations.

October 15, 2015

Prof Koh would dearly like to invite the Tembusu community to the launch of his new co-edited collection, 50 Years of Singapore & the United Nations, on Friday, 30 October 2015. Due to limited seating capacity, registration is required at the following link:


World Scientific Series on Singapore's 50 Years of Nation-Building

30 October 2015, 4.30pm
The Pod at National Library Board

Level 16, 100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064

Ms Michelle Gyles-McDonnough
UN Resident Coordinator for Malaysia &
UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia,
Singapore and Brunei Darussalam


50 Years of Singapore and the United Nations



Arrival of Guests


Introduction by Emcee
Ms Joanna Koh
Editor, 50 Years of Singapore and the United Nations

Welcome by Mrs Elaine Ng
CEO, National Library Board

Introductory remarks by Mr Max Phua
Managing Director, World Scientific Publishing Co.

Insights by one of the Editors
Professor Tommy Koh
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Speeches by Contributing Authors

Dr Noeleen Heyzer

Under-Secretary-General, United Nations

Ms Janet Lim

Fellow, Singapore Management University

Mr Vanu Gopala Menon

High Commissioner to Malaysia

Mr Chew Tai Soo

Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Speech by Guest-of-Honour
Ms Michelle Gyles-McDonnough



Dress code: Business attire
Access to The Pod is via the VIP lift located at the lobby next to the Visitor Briefing Room

Please contact Cynthia Lye for more information
Tel: +65 6466 5775 (ext. 228)

Photographs, videos and other recordings, as well as information from name cards or forms collected at this function may be respectively used for newsletters or marketing purposes.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.