The Digital Diplomacy Coalition is proud to partner with the United Nations Information Center, the United Nations Foundation and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy to explore the vital role of public diplomacy to implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
United Nations Foundation
The Sustainable Development Goals build on the Millennium Development Goals, a 15-year concerted effort of national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector concluded in 2015. The new SDGs, and the broader sustainability agenda, go much further than the MDGs, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.
To kick off the program, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Cristina Gallach will provide remarks on how the UN plans to drive progress on the seventeen goals outlined.
Featured speakers include scholars and researchers, as well as representatives from key UN organizations and select countries.
This event is part of CPD’s Public Diplomacy and Global Development initiative. It is a follow-up to the “Public Diplomacy and Development Communications” conference CPD hosted in Los Angeles in February, 2015.