United Nations and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday October 28 from 9:00 to 10:00 at the National Museum

Open seminar hosted by the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

United Nations and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Eradicating poverty in all its forms is one of the greatest global challenges the world is facing today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and Denmark’s former Minister for Development Cooperation, discusses the new Global Goals of the United Nations. The aim of the goals is to eradicate poverty, promote prosperity and human wellbeing and environmental protection by 2030. What are the goals and how will they be implemented?

The SDGs by whom, for whom?
Guðrún Helga Jóhannsdóttir, PhD student in Development Studies and a lecturer at the University of Iceland, discusses the national consultations of the post-2015 development agenda in Senegal.

Moderator: Pia Hansson, Director of the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland.

The seminar will be held in English and is open to all.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served from 8:30 to 9:00.

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