Amina Mohammed – 2015 – An Opportunity to Chart a New Sustainable Development Agenda

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About the Speech:

In September 2015, the United Nations will announce the new Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2015 to 2030. The selection of the Irish Permanent Representative to the UN, H.E. Ambassador David Donoghue as the co-facilitator for the key phase of these major negotiations with the Kenyan Permanent Representative to the UN, Macharia Kamau, is a testimony to the record of Irish Aid in development matters. The co-facilitators will work closely with Amina Mohammed and the UN Secretariat in attempting to reach global consensus on the new goals.

In her address to the IIEA, Amina Mohammed discussed the challenge facing world leaders to build on the momentum generated by the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 and to identify the priorities for the radically different environment of the post-2015 period.

This was the first event in the 2015 Development Matters series, which the IIEA is co-hosting with Irish Aid.

About the Speaker:

Amina J. Mohammed is the Special Adviser to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, on Post-2015 Development Planning, a position she has held since June 2012. Ms. Mohammed was previously Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals and, in 2005, was charged with the coordination of debt relief funds ($1 billion per annum) towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. From 2002-2005, Ms. Mohammed served as coordinator of the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project.

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