In 2015, the international community is slated to establish two landmark agreements to help guide many dimensions of global cooperation for a generation. The first will be set in September at United Nations headquarters, where world leaders will confirm a set of “sustainable development goals” to succeed the Millennium Development Goals that have galvanized global anti-poverty efforts since 2000. The new goals aim to establish quantitative targets for ending poverty, achieving shared prosperity, and protecting the planet by 2030. The second agreement will take shape in Paris in December, the international deadline for a new long-term global climate accord.
On January 13, Brookings hosted Amina J. Mohammed, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special adviser on post-2015 development planning, to discuss the secretary-general’s recent major report, “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives, and Protecting the Planet.” Ms. Mohammed presented key recommendations from the report, which forms a synthesis of the broadest and most inclusive global consultation the U.N. has ever undertaken, and she also discussed priorities for the global sustainable development negotiations over the year ahead.
Following a short presentation, Ms. Mohammed joined a panel discussion.