The United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of eight targets, established by the UN in 2000, to mobilize national and collective efforts on critical development issues by 2015.

At this public panel discussion, international development experts who are part of the CIGI-IFRC project Toward a Post-2015 Development Paradigm, will address the current state and future direction of the MDGs recently following their first group discussion in Geneva, Switzerland.

Event Speakers

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Barry Carin

CIGI Senior Fellow

Barry Carin is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He has served in a number of senior official positions in the Government of Canada and played an instrumental role in developing the initial arguments for the G20 and a leader’s level G20. Barry brings institutional knowledge and experience to his research at CIGI on the G20, international development, energy and climate change.

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Maureen O'Neil

President, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Maureen O’Neil is the president of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. Previously, she served as the president of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the interim president of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development and the president of the North-South Institute. She is a former deputy minister of citizenship for the Government of Ontario.