U.N. Sustainable Development Officials Discuss Post-2015 Agenda In Interviews

SciDev.Net: Q&A: The best ways to track the SDGs
“…For nations to track progress on the 17 SDGs currently proposed, a significant expansion of the public sector would be required, but tracking may also mean making better use of private-sector firms’ own data, [Guido Schmidt-Traub, executive director of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN),] says. But indicators are not an exact science, and some developing countries may struggle to gather the massive amount of new data needed. Here, Schmidt-Traub talks about this challenge and the ‘data revolution’ that could help to monitor the SDGs…” (Sharma, 12/4).

U.N. News Centre: Interview with Amina J. Mohammed, Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning
“…Ms. Mohammed spoke with the U.N. News Centre ahead of the release of the secretary general’s synthesis report — The Road to Dignity by 2030 — which will guide Member States in their negotiations leading up to next year’s U.N. Special Summit on Sustainable Development, which will adopt the post-2015 development agenda…” (12/4).