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Paradigm Shift or Lost Opportunity?


Taking stock of progress in advancing human rights through the sustainable development agenda

6.30pm – 8pm
Monday 5th October 2015
The Ford Foundation, East River Room
320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017
Agenda 2030, a new global sustainable development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals, was adopted at the United Nations General Assembly this month, but can it deliver on its promises? The Center for Economic and Social Rights invites you to panel event bringing together leading figures from the fields of human rights advocacy, academia and the UN to reflect critically on the progress made in securing human rights in Agenda 2030.


Panelists will include:

  • Philip Alston – UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
  • Alicia Ely Yamin – Policy Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
  • James Goldston – Executive Director, Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Magdalena Sepúlveda – Senior Research Fellow, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Chair: Ignacio Saiz – Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights.

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