When: 15th November 2017 at 10:00 am CET / 9:00 pm GMT (check time around the world).
Where: Aula of the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm
You can join the lecture by:
- coming to the event in Stockholm. Register here.
- following livestreaming from the event at kapuscinskilectures.eu
- asking your questions to Jan Eliasson via Twitter using #KAPTalks hashtag
On January 1, 2016, the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new goals that are universally applicable, countries will mobilize efforts to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.
These goals spell out the challenges we need to meet to ensure the sustainability of our planet, and to ensure prosperity and equity for all. To solve the global challenges of today we need to think of the world as one system.
Jan Eliasson, former deputy secretary general for the United Nations and former Foreign Minister of Sweden, discusses how the development goals are mutually reinforcing, interdependent and universally applicable. Furthermore, he argues that progress in reaching the goal on peace, justice and strong institutions underpins realizing all 17 goals.
Together with a panel and the audience we will discuss the sustainable development goals and Sweden´s role around them.
Introduction by Lars Strannegård, President SSE