Post-2015 UN Development: Making Change Happen? Fri, 2015-01-23 23:21

On the 20th of January, Dr Laura Hammond chaired a discussion featuring the content of the newly released book, ‘Post-2015 UN Development: Making Change Happen?’. The talk was headed by a number of academics involved in the project including editors Dr Thomas G. Weiss and Stephen Browne, as well as contributor Richard O’Brien. The arguments provided are that the most valuable roles of the UN are in fostering global cooperation to confront emerging development challenges, and that there are currently concrete and realistic proposals to strengthen the UN?s capacities. Dr Laura Hammond is the Head of Development Studies Department at SOAS, University of London. Dr Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Research Professor at SOAS. Stephen Browne is a fellow of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and director of the Future United Nations Development System (FUNDS). Richard O?Brien authored the chapter, ‘Drivers of change for the UN?s future role’ featured in the topical book.