the post 2015 sustaniableFriday 30 August, 15.00-18.00
Polak Room, Residence Palace,
Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels

Organizing Institutions: The Leven Centre for Global governance Studies, Seoul National University, Hitotsubashi University,  in cooperation

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Summary

This conference looks into global, Asian and European perspectives on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

The G20 Seoul Development Consensus, the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit of 2010, the 2012 Rio+20 Conference and the UNPD’s Global MDGs Conference in Bogota in 2013 mark attempts of the international community, including Asian and European actors, to effectively implement the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), identify policy and implementation gaps and define new objectives for the post-2015 international development agenda. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set forth by the Rio+20 Conference, put sustainability at the heart of this process. The recent report by the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons, ‘A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development’, which was submitted to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in May 2013, is the latest of a series of milestone in this process. It puts sustainability ‘at the core’, focusing more comprehensively than the MDGs on economic, social and environmental questions of sustainable development. At the same time, it highlights ‘the importance to development of good governance and institutions that guarantee the rule of law, free speech and open and accountable government’ and the need ‘for inclusive growth to provide jobs’.

In light of these major developments, the objective of this conference is to assess and reflect on the key priorities for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, particularly from a global, Asian and European perspective. To this end, it brings together high-level experts from the UN, Europe and Asia, who will line out the major achievements and challenges. Moreover, the conference will contribute to a reflection on the role of trade, security and human rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

Participation is free, but we kindly ask you to register before Tuesday 27 August 2013.