New York Seminar Series

Friday, October 5,  2012
Millennium UN Plaza Hotel
Diplomat Ballroom, 2nd Floor
1 United Nations Plaza

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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Should global goal setting continue, and How, in the post 2015 era? by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Professor of International Affairs, The New School

Taiwan’s Contributions to UN MDGs: An Overview by Stanley KAO, Director General, Department of International Development and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Humpty Dumpty Institute, Putting The Pieces Back Together


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Keynote Speaker:  Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Should Global Goal Setting Continue, and How, in the Post-2015 Era?

DESA Working Paper No 117: Should global goal setting continue, and how, in the post-2015 era?

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Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Professor of International Affairs at The New School. She is a development economist working in the multidisciplinary framework of capabilities and human development, and currently works on human rights and poverty, conflict prevention, and global technology. From 1995 to 2004, she was lead author and director of the UNDP Human Development Reports. A Japanese national, Sakiko received her BA from Cambridge University (UK), MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA), and MA from the University of Sussex (UK). Her publications, in addition to the Human Development Reports, include: The Gene Revolution: GM Crops and Unequal Development; Readings in Human Development; Rethinking Technical Cooperation – Reforms for capacity building in Africa; Capacity for Development – Old Problems, New Solutions, and numerous papers and book chapters on issues of poverty, gender, human rights, technology. She founded and is editor of the Journal of Human Development, and is on the Editorial Board of Feminist Economics. She is also on the board of several NGOs that advocate human rights and technology for development.