UNSDSN: Baltimore Develops Global Agenda

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“It has been only five months since the UN General Assembly convened and ratified the new Sustainable Development Goals – and Baltimore is already pushing forward to localize this global agenda, proving it can be a model for cities around the world who want to build locally-grounded strategies to tackle sustainable development needs.” ~ Dr. Sandra Ruckstuhl

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is currently working on matters related to the implementation of sustainable development goals in Baltimore. His work and that of his colleagues is discussed in several new articles featured at the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN).

http://unsdsn.org/news/2016/02/19/getting-started-with-sdg-implementation-in-baltimore-usa/

http://unsdsn.org/news/2016/03/30/usa-sustainable-cities-initiative-taking-stock-and-building-on-existing-development-efforts/

The University of Baltimore, its College of Public Affairs and the Jacob France Institute in its Merrick School of Business is serving as lead university partner to facilitate a process that articulates Baltimore’s strategies and goals in support of sustainable development.

Baltimore has been selected as a model city for the new USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USA-SCI). The project, facilitated by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Climate Nexus, and funded by the Kresge Foundation via Columbia University, brings together academic institutions and key stakeholders to support the UN’s newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a series of global aspirations and priorities designed to take on major sustainable development challenges. Additional details below.

Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and director of SDSN, believes Baltimore can serve as a trailblazer in demonstrating how the SDGs could work for cities in the United States, and the importance of addressing social issues, such as race and class and poverty alleviation, along with economic ones.

“I am thrilled to be working with Baltimore and its citizens to build on past successes, to find new, innovative solutions to persistent development challenges, and to support Baltimore to become a leader in the world of sustainable development,” Sachs said.

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs inNegotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Securityin the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Social Media: @ProfSheehan / @PublicAffairsUB

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