The North-South Institute



From MDGs to Post-2015: Global Development in a Changing World

Nov 14 2013

The North-South Institute, in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, organized a special event on the future of global development goals. The event took stock of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and brought together a range of perspectives on what the priorities for the next set of global development goals should be.

In the year 2000, world leaders adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets for development and poverty reduction to be reached by 2015. Over the past decade, the MDGs have become a central reference point for aid and international cooperation, not only providing a compelling vision for international development, but also a set of quantitative benchmarks against which development progress can be measured. As the 2015 end date for the MDGs approaches, the world is asking: what should come next?

The panel consisted of: Kate Higgins, Senior Researcher, The North-South Institute, Olav Kjørven, Special Advisor to the UNDP Administrator on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Helle Bank Jorgensen, Special Advisor in Canada, UN Global Compact, Julia Sánchez, President & CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation and Shannon Kindornay, Researcher, The North-South Institute.

The event had a wide range of guests in the audience including students, policymakers, members of the public and private sectors, media, civil society organizations and engaged citizens that joined our unique panel for a lively discussion, which deepened our understanding of the goals that will frame global development in the decades beyond 2015.

To view Olav Kjørven’s Presentation, click here.

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