Thursday, 2 July 2015
Venue: Representation of North-Rhine Westphalia, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels
A small lunch will be served before the event from 12:00-12.30h
About the event:
For the last 15 years, the world has had a to-do list for eradicating poverty by 2015: the UN millennium development goals (MDGs). Overall the 8 MDGs with their 21 sub-targets have a decent record, though the international community will fail to reach targets to reduce maternal and child mortality. One of the main outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, was the agreement by UN Member States to launch a process to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Rio+20 did not elaborate specific goals but stated that the SDGs should be limited in number, aspirational and easy to communicate. A 30-member Open Working Group of the General Assembly was tasked with preparing a proposal on the SDGs.