CSIS Launches – “The MDGs in Focus: What to Expect from September’s MDG Summit”
September 10, 2010
CSIS, as part of its Global Challenges series in collaboration with the University of Miami, hosted a series of four discussions in the run-up to the MDG Summit on September 16th. Each session looked at one critical millennium development goal and examined likely summit outcomes and long-term prospects for progress. The series kicked off on September 7th with an address by Melanne Veveer, Ambassador-at-large on Global Women’s Issues on “Making the Most of the MDG Summit: Advancing Progress through the Empowerment of Women and Girls”.
September 16th's sessions focused on:
Water and Sanitation – September 16th, 9:00am to 10:30am, B1 Conference Room
Featuring Seema Manghee, Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank.
and Dr. John Borrazzo, Chief of Maternal and Child Health Division at the Bureau for Global Health, USAID
During this session Seema Manghee and John Borrazzo discussed water and sanitation in the context of the upcoming UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals
Food Security – September 16th, 11:00am to 12:30am, B1 Conference Room
Featuring Dr. Vera Songwe, Advisor to the Managing Director at the World Bank
and Allan Jury, Director of U.S. Relations at the World Food Program
During this session, panelists discussed where the world is meeting on MDG 1, eradicating extreme hunger and poverty, and addressed questions including: How will hunger issues be addressed at the Summit? Between now and 2015, what are the aspirations for accelerating progress? And what are we likely to see coming out of the Summit?
HIV/AIDS – September 16th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm, Room 5CR
Featuring Dr. Heidi Larson, Executive Director, aids2031
During this session, Dr. Larson previewed the findings of the aids2031 Project to be released later this year and reflected on how the Project's recommendations can help inform progress towards and beyond the MDGs.
If you missed our first event, "Making the Most of the MDG Summit: Advancing Progress through the Empowerment of Women and Girls" with Melanne Verveer, you can watch it here: