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“United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Global & Local Challenges”
March 21, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jack Murtaugh, Sustainability Development Goals/Program Chair, United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee.
In 2015, 193 world leaders at the UN committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals identified by citizen consultations held around the world. The Goals are interconnected as they address ending poverty and hunger, reducing social and economic inequalities, addressing climate change, and protecting human rights. Implementation of these goals was never going to be easy, especially since financing was recognized as being integral for success. In 2020, the implementation has been affected by such issues as COVID-19, the rise of authoritarian leaders, economic stagnation, and the increase in the migration of refugees. If the world community is going to move forward in creating an environment of peace, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals provide a path for action. The United States needs to both be an example and a leader in their implementation.
Forum Host: Dan O’Keefe
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