Center for Global Development and Sustainability

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Multilateral-Global Governance, Global Justice and Development: The Post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda

United Nations emblemThis inquiry examines debates underway assessing the achievements and limits of the original 2000 UN Millennium Development Goals, which are expiring this year, as the UN is poised to consolidate later this year the new Sustainable Development Goals agenda. The SDGs build upon the MDGs and add new goals. Our research group is examining the underlying assumptions of the debates and contributing to them in certain vital areas: to what extent are issues of inequality, injustice, social exclusion and marginalization taken into account beyond the traditional indicators of human development, namely income, health and education? What are the complex intersectional issues between climate change, human development, and security/coexistence that affect the clear articulation of the rights and duties of nation-states to realize a global platform in which all the goals can be achieved?

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