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The Sustainable Development Goals: A Perspective From Politics
Join us for a conversation with Lord McConnell, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, House of Lords, including q&a on priority areas for the implementation of the SDGs.
Lord (Jack) McConnell was First Minister of Scotland, 2001–07. He has been a Member of the House of Lords since 2010. He is a leading campagner on tackling global poverty and working for peace.
He is the chair of Reform Scotland, Scotland’s leading think tank, which works to promote increased prosperity, a positive climate for entrepreneurs and innovators, reform and modernisation of public services, a widening of opportunity for all, compassion for those who slip through the cracks, and greater courage and appetite for risk among policy-makers.
- Lord Jack McConnell (House of Lords)