International cooperation for sustainable development was discussed at the RANEPA
On 11 October 2018, the International Conference “International Cooperation for Sustainable Development” was held at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). Participants discussed issues related to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the first session of the conference, the institutional and international aspects of achieving the SDGs were discussed. Professor of the HSE Leonid Grigoriev as part of the evaluation of the prospects for the implementation of SDG 10 “Reducing Inequality” presented the results of a large-scale study of the dynamics of inequality indicators, both between countries of the world and within countries. Jonathan Luckhurst of Tokyo-based Soka University gave a presentation on the role of the G20 in shaping the norms and practices of sustainable development policies. Shruti Sharma, representative of the United Nations Development Program from India, spoke about the simplification of the role of international trade in the development of international development. Irina Popova, Junior Researcher of the Center for Research at International Institutes at the RANEPA, made a report highlighting the results of research on the fulfillment of commitments in the field of sustainable development of the G20 and BRICS.
The second session was devoted to the consideration of the domestic aspects of the implementation of the SDGs. Participants exchanged views on the organization of the implementation of the UN Goals within the framework of national sustainable development strategies. Tatiana Lanshina, a researcher of the Institute of Applied Economic Research at the RANEPA, outlined the approaches of various countries of the world to localization of the SDGs. Andrei Sakharov, researcher of the RANEPA CIIR, presented the results of the research work of the Center “Leading Development Assistance Donors’ Strategies to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals”, elaborating on integrating the priorities of the SDGs in the international aid policy of major donors.