Debating Development - The UN post 2015 agenda: more than a facelift?

Date: 7 October 2014

Venue: R.001 - City Campus - Rodestraat 14 - 2000 Antwerpen

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: USOS - IOB

Short description: Debate with Jan Vandemoortele (Former UN Representative); Rudy De Meyer (Head of Research Department, 11.11.11). Moderator: Danny Cassimon ( lecturer, IOB, University of Antwerp)

In 2000, the United Nations member states adopted a set of eight development goals, to be reached by the end of 2015. These so-called Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) include the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger and the achievement of universal primary education. The MDGs proved to be successful in generating world wide support for shared development goals, but also raised critical voice. The international community, through the UN system, is now seeking a (better) successor. Throughout this series of debates we will try to find out how this agenda is being shaped and explore the related discussions in academia.

Debating Development offers a platform for reflection on current topics in the field of development to a broad public. Each topic is introduced on the basis of a presentation by a renowned speaker. A discussant sets the stage for further debate.

Entrance fee: free


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