Sustainable Development Goals – Feasible, desirable or a leap too far? Audio available

When: 8 May 2012 13:00-14:30

Where: House of Commons

Organiser: An ODI, All Party Parliamentary Group on Debt, Aid and Trade, All Party Parliamentary Group on Overseas Development and Institute of Development Studies public event.

Audio available on ODI’s website.

This summer’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will centre on the ambition to create a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). However many questions remain unanswered about how these goals would work in practice.

At this event convened by two of the UK’s leading international development organisations, the Overseas Development Institute and the Institute of Development Studies, a panel of experts will discuss the desirability and feasibility of SDGs and explore how they might fit into the wider context of what replaces the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.

Paul Ladd, Advisor to UNDP on issues related to inclusive globalization, including development finance, debt sustainability, trade and migration.
Dr James Mackie  Senior Adviser, EU Development Policy, ECDPM
Dr Matthew Lockwood Research Fellow and Leader of the Climate Change Team, Institute of Development Studies
Dr Claire Melamed Head of Growth Poverty and Inequality Programme at the Overseas Development Institute
Chair David Laws MP

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