Development going universal

This September, the UN General Assembly will adopt the post-2015 development agenda. In the center of this agenda are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 objectives such as, for example, combatting hunger and climate change, promoting education and sustainable economic growth. PanelAn event organized by FNF Europe in Brussels brought together experts from the development community to discuss the potential and the feasibility of these goals, which will succeed the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000. Continue reading

Upcoming Event: (UN)-sustainable development goals – assessing the post-2015 UN development agenda

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Thursday, 2 July 2015
12.00-14.30h

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.

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