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From MDGs to SDGs: Lessons and New Challenges (featuring Jeffrey Sachs)




Date: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET (18:30 – 20:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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Significant progress is being made toward defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will take effect at the end of 2015, once the original time frame of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has run its course. The proposed post-2015 development agenda is more ambitious than the MDGs, embracing concepts of environmental, social and economic sustainability. Critical to its success will be learning lessons from the MDGs and addressing the challenges of implementation.

This event invites Professor Jeffrey Sachs to share his views on lessons from the MDGs and how they could help countries be better prepared to face the implementation challenges for the SDGs early on. The event will also be an opportunity to discuss the recent report "An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development" by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), where Professor Sachs serves as Director.

Related Links:
- "An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development" by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), where Professor Sachs serves as Director.
- Proposal of the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs)
- Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
- Financing for Development Post-2015

 

Live Blog From MDGs to SDGs: Lessons and New Challenges
 


Featuring

Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals
Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice
Chief Economist & Manager, Research Department, IADB
Special Envoy for the President, World Bank Group
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Read what others are asking
Sheila Watson
United Kingdom
With so many competing demands for resources don't you agree that it makes great sense to reduce resource use where we can, for example through efficiency? This is particularly relevant for vehicles where billions of barrels of oil and trillions of dollars could be saved by improving vehicle fuel efficiency. Those resources could be used elsewhere - including on new mobility solutions.
Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH
United States
Would you discuss the importance and the cross-cutting nature of transportation (such as road safety and fuel economy) as part of the SDGs, especially in light of the specific targets under the Health and Sustainable Cities goals?
erica dhar
United States
Given the demographic trends of the aging of the world's populations, how can one talk about sustainable development for the next 15 years and not factor this fact into the equation?
Jack Kupferman
United States
How much specific policy attention, with enforceablity mechanisms, has been given to the impact of population ageing on every aspect of life, including the positive economic impact of older persons, issues of national and international security, use of resources, governmental structure, mobility, migration, productivity and employment, financial stability, health care, etc.? '
Dr. Ananh Norasingh
United States
Significant progress is being made toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will take effect at the end of 2015, once the original time frame of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has run its course. The proposed post-2015 development agenda is more ambitious than the MDGs, embracing concepts of environmental, social and economic sustainability. However, WBG has put a high investment on several Mekong river dams, I wonder if they are looking at the economic side or the environmental side ?
rhesa jenkins
United States
Will SDG recognize the need/opportunity to see and use the terms "global" and "emerging" in truly inclusive context? Understanding that left behind places exist inside every border, including the neighborhoods and communities in developed countries. In doing so put emphasis back on the rationale expressed in the theme "thinking global acting local."
Noura Mohamed Al Hammadi
United Arab Emirates
The eights goals are exactly what most of the 7 billion people around the world want to live and see it actually happening! My question is ( what is the progress on achieving these goals so far ?!! ) Thanks and regards
Bright Oywaya
Kenya
In Kenya, road crashes consume not less than 2% of its GDP. Road traffic injury patients account for 45- 60% of all admissions to the country’s surgical wards. This translates to about Ksh. 80 billion which surpasses the budgetary allocation to the largest referral hospital in the country. Why does such an epidemic get so little attention? - Bright Oywaya, Kenya