The Next Generation of MDGs - Webcast & Liveblog
Saturday, October 13, 2012
11 am – 12:30 pm, Tokyo;
02:00 – 03:30 GMT or convert time
The archive webcast will be available below shortly after the event.
Since 2000, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals have drawn attention to key human development milestones such as eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and achieving universal primary education. As the MDGs’ 2015 deadline nears, many people are calling for a new generation of MDGs to meet the challenges ahead.
On October 13, a high-level panel explored the extent to which the current MDGs have improved the lives of people around the world. The panel drew on lessons learned and how they can be applied to designing a new framework in a post 2015 world.
Jim Yong Kim, President, the World Bank Group
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Republic of Liberia
Akihiko Tanaka, President, JICA, Japan
Gunilla Carlsson, Minister of International Development Cooperation, Sweden
Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for the Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institute, United States
Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, the World Bank Group
This event was part of the 2012 Annual Meetings and was organized by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
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Watch the archived video of the event below.