Event Reports

Luncheon discussion with Dr. Gerd Müller and German nationals working for the United Nations

by Sebastian Borchmeyer
On September 24th, KAS New York office invited to a luncheon with Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, and German international servants working across different UN agencies. The occasion of Dr. Gerd Müller's stay in New York was the annual visit to the UN General Assembly and his participations in the SDG, Climate and Health Summits.
Federal Minister Dr. Müller speaks with UN staff members
Federal Minister Dr. Müller speaks with UN staff members
For the first time since the launch of the Agenda 2030 in 2015, Heads of State met in New York during the so-called SDG Summit in order to take stock of the state of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Four years down the road, it is obviousthat the world is lagging behind and that innovative approaches and renewed efforts are necessary to accelerate implementation. KAS took the opportunity to talk with Minister Dr. Müller on the global importance of the 2030 Agenda beyond development policy and the need for strategic partnerships with civil society and the private sector, while at the same time tapping into the expertise of experienced United Nations experts working on these topics on a day to day bases.

Sebastian Borchmeyer

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Senior Program Officer

sebastian.borchmeyer@kas.de +1 (646) 649-3144