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Sustainable Development Goals - Feasible, desirable or a leap too far?

8 May 2012 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT+01 (BST))
Palace of Westminster
Committee Room 11, House of Commons, UK Parliament

This summer’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will centre on the ambition to create a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). However many questions remain unanswered about how these goals would work in practice. 

At this event convened by two of the UK’s leading international development organisations, the Overseas Development Institute and the Institute of Development Studies, a panel of experts will discuss the desirability and feasibility of SDGs and explore how they might fit into the wider context of what replaces the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.  


Paul Ladd, Advisor toUNDPon issues related to inclusive globalization, including development finance, debt sustainability, trade and migration.

Dr James Mackie Senior Adviser, EU Development Policy, ECDPM

Dr Matthew LockwoodResearch Fellow and Leader of the Climate Change Team, Institute of Development Studies

Dr Claire Melamed Head of Growth Poverty and Inequality Programme at the Overseas Development Institute


David Laws MP

Growth, Poverty and Inequality
All Party Parliamentary Group on Overseas Development (APGOOD)
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
All Party Parliamentary Group on Debt, Aid and Trade

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