Richard Jolly – What could sustainable development goals mean for Lewes? – 23rd November 2018

About The speaker:
Prof Sir Richard Jolly is a development economist and honorary Professor and Research Associate at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex where he was director from 1972-81. After this, he worked for 20 years as an Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, from 1982-95 in UNICEF and then in UNDP with the Human Development Report. After leaving the UN he was Co-Director of the UN Intellectual History Project and senior author of the final volume, UN Ideas that Changed the World. He was knighted by the Queen in 2001 for his work in international development.

About the topic:
A long-time resident of Lewes, Richard Jolly is currently engaged with others in mobilizing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and identifying priorities for their implementation in Lewes and around. In his presentation he will provide background to the origins and formulation of the SDGs, summarise the successes and failures of earlier UN goals and lead on to open discussion about what the SDGs might mean for Lewes. He will draw on a meeting in the Depot on November 7th to report on action towards the SDGs in Brighton and Hove, Canterbury and Bristol.

RJ -photo for press UN peace

The venue:
The Elephant And Castle
White Hill

They are £3 and you can purchase them on the door or about a week before in the venue. Please note that the capacity of the venue is limited, we recommend to buy the ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.

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