While the international community is accelerating its efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, the discussion on the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is gathering momentum. At the same time, Japan’s Official Development Assistance programmes are now marking their 60th anniversary. In this context, the integration of sustainability into the global development agenda is a critical issue to consider in understanding and promoting international cooperation beyond the MDGs.
This symposium will feature a keynote speech by Professor Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University), a panel discussion by experts in this field, and an interactive session.
In his keynote speech, Professor Sachs will address current debates associated with the MDGs and introduce the progress of the Millennium Villages Project. His speech will draw upon lessons learned from the MDGs to explore international debates and trends related to the post-2015 development agenda.
A panel discussion featuring several other experts will consider ways of integrating sustainability into the post-2015 development framework, bringing a variety of perspectives on the formulation and implementation of the post-2015 development agenda and the SDGs.
Following the panel, an interactive session will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange views with the speakers, facilitating open discussion.
Simultaneous Japanese–English interpretation will be provided for this symposium.
14:00–14:15 Opening Remarks
14:15–14:45 Keynote Lecture
15:00–16:00 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kazuhiko Takemoto (Director, UNU-IAS)
Discussant: Jeffrey Sachs
16:00–16:30 Interactive Session
16:30–16:40 Closing Remarks
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This event is organized by UNU-IAS and Millennium Promise Japan, and supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
U Thant International Conference Hall,
UNU Headquarters 3F
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925