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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Presentation of the Global Sustainable Development Report 2023

Thu 04 May 2023, 10.00 am
Trusteeship Council Chamber


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This short presentation will provide an opportunity for the Independent Group of Scientists to engage with policymakers in a discussion on key findings of the Global Sustainable Development Report 2023. Mandated by Member States, the Global Sustainable Development Report is produced once every four years, serving as a scientific “assessment of assessments” to inform the quadrennial SDG Summit at the General Assembly. It is written by the Independent Group of Scientists, consisting of 15 experts, appointed by the UN Secretary-General, representing a variety of backgrounds, scientific disciplines, institutions, and geographic regions. This year’s report will launch in September 2023, as the world approaches the half-way point of the 2030 Agenda and struggles to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic and other interrelated crises. In this session, the scientists will engage in an informal discussion with policymakers about the practical, evidence-based solutions they recommend accelerating transformations for the SDGs.

Chaired by H.E. Mr. Thomas Woodroffe, United Kingdom Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council

  •  Moderator:
    • Ms. Anita Gurumurthy, Founding Member and Executive Director, IT for Change, Bangalore, India
  • Presentation and discussion:

    • Mr. Jaime C. Montoya, Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Chair of the Health Sciences Division and Secretary, National Academy of Science and Technology

    • Ms. Nancy Shackell, Senior research scientist at Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia 

    • Mr. Ibrahima Hathie, Research Director for the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale, Senegal

  • Lead respondents:

    • Ms. Denise Morais Da Fonseca, Adjunct Professor of Immunology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences - University of Sao Paulo - Brazil

    • Ms. Sabrina Sholts, Curator of Biological Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


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