Perspectives From The Millennium Development Goals Summit: What Are The Key Challenges For The Next Five Years?
Eamon Cassidy, Head, Development Relations, Department for International Development
Professor Jeff Waage, Director, London International Development Centre
Patrick Watt, Director of Development Policy, Save the Children UK
Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Regional and Security Studies Director, Chatham House
This panel will examine the progress made by the international community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In September 2010, the UN General Assembly will hold a 'MDGs + 10' Summit, which is viewed by many as an opportunity to re-activate global poverty reduction. With 5 years to go until the 2015 deadline, the panel will discuss the challenges facing developing nations, the impact of changes in economic policy, particularly as more developed economies face public spending cuts, and will consider what comes after 2015.