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IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde on how to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

October 5, 2015, Alexandria Icenhower

On Friday, September 25, the United Nations formally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals aimed at lowering global poverty, hunger, and inequality and addressing environmental challenges. Ahead of the U.N. Sustainable Development Summit, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde for a discussion on the IMF’s role in implementing the post-2015 development agenda and the SDGs.