Assessing the Legacy of the Millennium Development Goals
Alison Evans, Chief Commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact; Director, Overseas Development Institute (2009-13)
Lord Mark Malloch Brown, Special Adviser, FTI Consulting; Deputy Secretary-General, UN (2006); Administrator, UN Development Programme (1999-2005)
Nuria Molina, Director of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns, ActionAid
Chair: Clár Ní Chonghaile, Assistant Editor, Global Development, The Guardian
In 2000, heads of state agreed on the Millennium Development Goals, setting out for the first time a common framework for global development. With the goals set to expire at the end of the year, the UN General Assembly in September will focus on establishing a post-2015 development agenda. Ahead of these discussions, the panel will reflect on the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals and assess the progress that has been made in poverty reduction, education, health, gender equality and sustainability. The speakers will examine which of the eight goals have been met and the challenges that remain, as well as considering the strengths and weaknesses of the framework itself.