Integrating Sustainability into the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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  • 2014•10•13     Tokyo

    Integrating Sustainability into the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    featuring a keynote speech by Jeffrey Sachs

    Organized by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and Millennium Promise Japan (MPJ), and supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

    You are cordially invited to attend the symposium Integrating Sustainability into the Post-2015 Development Agenda, featuring a keynote speech by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This event will be held at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, starting at 2:00 PM on 2 October.

    While the international community is accelerating its efforts to achieve the MDGs by 2015, the discussion on the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is gathering momentum. We are now at a critical point to address the integration of sustainability into the formulation and implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

    Prof. Sachs will draw upon lessons learned from the MDGs to explore international debates and trends related to the post-2015 development agenda. The keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion by experts in this field and an interactive session with the audience, during which participants are encouraged to engage with the speakers and exchange views in an open discussion.

    Simultaneous Japanese–English interpretation will be provided for this symposium.

    For further details, or to register to attend, please see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.

    Journalists who have questions, or who prefer to register by e-mail or phone, may contact Ms. Makiko Arima, UNU-IAS Communications Associate (arima@unu.edu, +81 3 5467 1212).