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RANEPA explores UN Sustainable Development Goals

30 October2018
RANEPA explores UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) has hosted the international applied research conference, “International Cooperation for Sustainable Development,” focused on the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the first session, participants reviewed the institutional and international aspects of achieving the SDGs. Jonathan Luckhurst of Tokyo-based Soka University explained 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 growing role of international trade in promoting international development.

Irina Popova, Junior Researcher of the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) at RANEPA, reported on the results of a study of the G20 and BRICS’ implementation of their sustainable development commitments. HSE Professor Leonid Grigoryev presented the results of a major study of the global dynamics of inequality indicators both among countries and within the countries. The project is part of assessing the implementation prospects of one of the SDGs, Goal 10: Reduced inequalities.

The second session of the conference was devoted to the national aspects of SDG implementation. Participants exchanged views on how SDG implementation is organized within the framework of various national sustainable development strategies. Tatiana Lanshina, a researcher at RANEPA Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEI), outlined various countries’ approaches to localizing the SDGs.

CIIR researcher Andrei Sakharov presented the results of the Center’s research, “Strategies of leading development assistance donors for achieving the SDGs.” He thoroughly discussed the integration of the SDG priorities into large donor countries’ international assistance policies.

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