Tuesday 9 December @ 16:00 – 17:45

Where do we stand as the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals creeps closer? Did we reach the finish line in the eradication of poverty, promotion of gender equality and halting of major diseases or did we fall short? The increased inequality, mass violation of women’s rights and poor status of global health seems to suggest the latter. Faced with a rapidly growing divide between the incredibly poor and the obscenely wealthy, the vision behind the goals appears insufficient. Should we really continue in the same vein for the new Post-2015 Development Agenda? Or is it time to let go of the old model and radically alter the framework to get where we want to be?

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Watch sir Richard Jolly repeat the high points of his argument in this video.

Sir RichaRichard_Jolly200rd Jolly discussed the new Post-2015 Development Agenda and the need to address the growing inequality. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Social Studies, an Honorary Professor and Research Associate at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), a former Deputy Director of UNICEF, Director of the UNDP Human Development Report, Founder of EADI, and head of the SID North South Round Table  from 1982 to 1995. He has contributed to many books and articles on economic development and the United Nations, including ‘UN Contributions to Developing Thinking and Practice and The Power of UN Ideas.’

Register for this fascinating lecture by sending an email to registration@sidnl.org

SID members and students have free access, non-members pay fee €7.50
Tuesday 9 December from 16:00 to 17:45 at ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague

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