PeaceTalks #30: Sustainable Development Goals – Realistic or Idealistic?

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210 - 128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Near the end of 2015, the United Nations announced “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.”

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

“…seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve.
They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.”

Join PeaceGeeks and Amnesty International for PeaceTalks #30: Sustainable Development Goals – Realistic or Idealistic? at the HiVE on February 3!

With our expert speakers, this discussion will explore:

– What, exactly, are the SDGs?
– How do they differ from the Millenium Development Goals proposed in 2000 and are they any more likely to succeed?
– What is the potential value of the SDGs and what are the pitfalls?

Our featured speakers are Mike Simpson of the BC Council for International Cooperation and Nikunj Soni from the Pacific Institute of Public Policy.

Reserve your spot at https://peacetalks.eventbrite.ca

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