Web Briefing for Media: What Do The Sustainable Development Goals Mean for Global Health?

In late September, the United Nations General Assembly will discuss and adopt a plan for international development for the next 15 years. This new plan, called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), could have important implications for global health policy. What are the SDGs and what targets do they set for global health? How has the U.S. government been engaged in the process of shaping them? How will the SDGs impact U.S. global health policy and programs in the years ahead?

On September 9, the Kaiser Family Foundation held an interactive web briefing exclusively for journalists to examine these key issues ahead of the United Nations General Assembly.

Tony Pipa, U.S. Special Coordinator for the Post-2015 Development Agenda; John McArthur, Senior Fellow with the U.N. Foundation; and Jen Kates, Foundation Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, provided insights and answered questions. Penny Duckham, executive director of the Foundation’s Media Fellowships Program, moderated.

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