Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Speaks at the UN on Post-2015 International Development Agenda

Published on March 18, 2015

Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr has been contributing to several of the many events in the Post-2015 Agenda setting process.

February 20 – At the Statistical Commission Seminar on nationally owned monitoring framework for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) organized by the UN – she argued that holding governments to account with a single one size fits all goal for all 200 countries of the world is biased against countries starting far behind.

March 13 – At the Commission on the Status of Women side event organized by Columbia University and UNWomen – she spoke on Goals and their unintended consequences – arguing that goals frame agendas that are target driven, favoring short term gains, and keeping out of the frame changes in processes and power structures.


March 24 – At the Committee on Development Policy public event on Accountability and Post 2015 Agenda – she will speak of the perils of using the SDGs as an accountability framework.