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25 September 2017
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals: Diplomatic Perspectives

Please join UNA-NCA and its Sustainable Development Committee for a panel discussion celebrating the successes and discussing the challenges faced by the Sustainable Development Goals on its second anniversary.

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Healey Family Student Center - Social Room
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057

$15 - Non-Members
$10 - Members
Free for Students (email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it from your student email to receive the discount code)

As the world approaches the second anniversary of the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Monday, September 25th, the UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee and the Georgetown University International Relations Club will commemorate this notable date by holding an important conversation addressing the successes and continuing challenges faced by the United States and other countries across five major continents.

Through this interactive discussion, the program will bring in direct perspectives from diplomatic representatives, high-level government officials, and leading scholars to detail the continuing challenges presented and ongoing implementation efforts of the SDGs.

Featured speakers include Mr. Anthony Pipa, Former U.S. Special Coordinator for the Post-2015 Development Agenda and H.E. Ambassador David O’Sullivan, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

The program will also draw on the diverse demographics that are unique to the local Washington, D.C. community and nearby reciprocities to further elevate the profiles of participating missions for a more inclusive and dynamic conversation.

This event is open to the public.


Opening Keynote:
Anthony Pipa,
Former U.S. Special Coordinator for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, U.S. Department of State

Panel One: Progress, Implementation and Monitoring Achievement of the SDGs

Moderator: Professor Mark Giordano, Director, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Program in Science, Technology and International Affairs
H.E. Selwin Charles Hart,
Ambassador of Barbados to the United States
H.E. Roman Macaya Hayes,
Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica to the United States
Mr. Jozef Polakovic, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Slovak Republic to the United States

Panel Two: Continuing Challenges and Moving Towards Attainment of the SDGs

Moderator: Mr. A. Edward Elmendorf,
Former President and CEO of UNA-USA
H.E. Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the United States
Mr. Abdul Nafay Sana, Political Counselor and Congressional Liason, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ms. Emma Nilsson, Counselor of Development in Trade and Economic Affairs, Embassy of Sweden

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