Opening of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly
25 September, 2013 68th General Assembly: Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015
"We can set our sights higher than achieving zero income poverty; over the next 15 years, we can – and must – put an end to acute multidimensional poverty as well."
-Sabina Alkire, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative
24 September, 2013 68th General Assembly: High Level Political Forum and Governance
Without the collection of, and access to, information, governments, international bodies and individuals themselves will not able to assess and address the problems to be tackled by the Sus.tainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN failed to address this in the MDGs. The mistake must not be repeated.
-David Banisar, Article 19
23 September, 2013 68th General Assembly: Millennium Development Goals
It is hoped that the post-2015 development agenda learns from the successes and shortfalls of the MDGs and is more holistic and inclusive of the social, environmental and economic triple-bottom line.
-Mandira Thakur, Development Alternatives Group
20 September, 2013 68th General Assembly: Institutional framework for sustainable development
Reform of the institutional architecture for sustainable development is a continuous process involving multiple variables
-Maria Ivanova, University of Massachusetts Boston