Squaring the Circle: The Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:30 PM
Rideau Club - Sir John A. MacDonald Room, 99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa, Canada
May 8

The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only series of talks offering  authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. Launched in 2012 by The Centre for International Governance Innovation, and held at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, the CIGI Global Policy Forum offers audience members access to a wide range of distinguished speakers: policy experts and influencers shaping the world’s debates and discussions on global economic, security, development and environmental issues.

 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. Post-2015 Goals will determine priorities, motivate action and influence spending for development. Extensive consultations underway worldwide have elicited dozens of suggestions. The panel will discuss how to make sense of the wide-ranging debates.

Event Speakers

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.