Water SDGs & Sustainable Development Governance in the Post-2015 Development Era


  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•01•21    19:00 - 20:30

    The January session of the UNU-INWEH Another Drop Seminar Series will feature Dr. Aslam Chaudhry speaking on the topic of “Water SDG(s) and Sustainable Development Governance in the Post-2015 Development Era”.

    In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals — a set of global targets ushered in with the new millennium designed to eradicate poverty around the world — will end. What will the global leaders choose as the next set of (post-2015) targets? With climate change, continued inequity in access to established human rights, global economic issues and widespread conflict in parts of the world, these goals will be important for steering a future where change is the only certainty.

    What are the mechanisms for deciding these goals and targets? How does water fit in to sustainable development governance? What financial and human capacity will be required? Where does Canada fit in this process?

    Dr. Chaudhry’s presentation will focus on the post-2015 agenda intergovernmental processes while also reflecting on the lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals and the broader role of water, especially with regard to agricultural management.

    For more information, see the Another Drop Seminar (January 2014) page on the UNU-INWEH website.

    If you would like to attend, RSVP to contact.inweh@unu.edu.

    About the speakers

    Dr. Aslam Chaudhry’s career with the United Nations Secretariat has spanned more than 23 years, during which time he worked as Head of the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development in Incheon, Republic of Korea; Chief of Global Policy Branch of DSD/DESA; Chief of Water, Natural Resources and Small island States Branch of DSD/DESA; Senior Interregional Adviser on Sustainable Development; and Chief Technical Adviser of several UN executed projects and programmes in developing countries.