The Millennium Development Goals were created by the UN Millennium Project to tackle extreme poverty.

The Millennium Development Goals were created by the UN Millennium Project to tackle extreme poverty.

It’s been 15 years since world leaders enunciated a set of goals designed to fight poverty, disease and inequality across the world. The so-called “Millennium Development Goals” preceded an international aid effort that’s winding down this year as parties consider a new set of aspirations for tackling the same challenges. We explore what’s at stake in the crafting of the “Sustainable Development Goals” and how they’re shaping conversations about global aid around the world and in Washington.

Guests

  • Mary Beth Goodman Senior Director for Development and Democracy, National Security Council
  • Paul O'Brien Vice President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam America
  • Tom Hart U.S. Executive Director, ONE
  • Amar Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution; Former Director, Group of 24

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