Leave no one behind: accelerating action for people caught in crisis

27 September 2018 17:15 - 19:15 EDT (GMT-4)
Reception

Welcome

Terje Rød-Larsen - President, International Peace Institute

Chair

David Miliband @DMiliband - President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Speakers

Dr Edna Adan Ismail @EdnaAdan - former Foreign Minister of Somaliland

Sarah McGrath - Director of UN and International Financial Institutions in the Development Cooperation and Africa Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland

Richard Curtis - UN SDG Advocate and filmmaker

Rebecca Marmot @RebeccaMarmot - Global Vice President Partnerships and Advocacy, Unilever
Elizabeth Stuart @ElizStuart - Head of Growth, Poverty and Inequality, ODI
Ed Skyler @edskyler - Executive Vice President, Citigroup

Description

This event, hosted by ODI, International Rescue Committee and Richard Curtis, UN SDG Advocate, launches new analysis that highlights the need for urgent, accelerated action on the 2030 Agenda's promise to leave no one behind. Focusing on the challenges facing displaced people and people living in conflict-affected areas, the report makes concrete recommendations about how to ensure people caught in crisis are not left behind as the Sustainable Development Goals progress.

The reception, which brings together civil society, governments and the private sector, also screens the premiere of a new short film by award-winning filmmaker Richard Curtis, exploring the theme of leaving no one behind.