Accelerating growth and development in the SDG era
India is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and world’s progress depends a great deal on India’s progress. India plays a strong leadership role at a global level around the Sustainable Development Goals. By submitting a Voluntary National Review on seven goals, including poverty, health, hunger and nutrition as well as gender equality at the High Level Political Forum in July 2017, India has reiterated its commitment to meeting these development goals.
At the UNGA in September 2017, the SDGs will be a core agenda and a high-level participation from India is expected.
The consultation, in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is envisioned to be a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral dialogue of policy makers, discussing the interlinkages between the goals, learning from India’s own experience and innovations at the state level, and plans going forward to achieve the goals.
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Aasha Kapur Mehta, Professor, IIPA, New Delhi
Amarjeet Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
Anirudha Dutta, Capital Group
C.K. Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
David Wilson, Global Lead Decision and Delivery Science, World Bank
Manoj Jhalani, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Nachiket Mor, Country Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Vice Chancellor, Ashoka University
Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development
Ruchi Ghanashyam, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs
Samir Saran, Vice President, ORF
Santosh Mehrotra, Professor, JNU
Soumya Swaminathan, DG, ICMR & Secretary, Department of Health Research
Sunjoy Joshi, Director, ORF
The timing of the event is from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.