Humanosphere Blog Examines Gates Foundation’s Views On SDGs
Humanosphere: Gates Foundation says it does support the U.N. development agenda
Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson writes, “[Mark Suzman, president of global policy, advocacy, and country programs at the Gates Foundation,] challenged the gist of our story based on last week’s Gates Foundation Global Partners Forum in which Humanosphere reported the philanthropy was rallying the troops to attack the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals — aka the SDGs, a set of some 17 goals and 169 antipoverty and pro-equity targets to achieve by the year 2030. … While Suzman acknowledged that there were plenty of critical — and, yes, even snarky — comments made at the Gates forum about the SDGs, he said it would be incorrect to interpret this as lack of support for what the U.N. agenda is aimed at accomplishing in general. The question is how best to get there, he said…” (5/11).