Why UN Development Goals Matter: Beyond 2015

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses UN nation-state progress on the Millennium Development Goals and transition post-2015 to the Sustainable Development Goals.  Shank highlights the need for public and political will, the impact of global warming on the MDGs and the SDGs, and the correlation between the indicators and peace/violence. Video courtesy of the UN. To view the entire UN high-level panel discussion, please visit: http://webtv.un.org/watch/36th-meeting-2014-session-annual-ministerial-review-ecosoc-high-level-segment/3667223751001/#full-text