Power of Numbers at the UN

Alicia Ely Yamin Speaks at UN General Assembly Side Event on the Power of Numbers

Alicia Yamin, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, and Gita Sen discuss MDG targets and the road ahead towards defining achievable indicators for the Post-2015 agenda.

Alicia Ely Yamin, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, and Gita Sen discuss MDG targets and the road ahead towards defining achievable indicators for the Post-2015 agenda.

Alicia Ely Yamin, Director of the FXB Center’s Health Rights of Women and Children Program, presented the findings of the Power of Numbers project, conducted in collaboration with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr of the New School for Social Research, at a side event of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2013. The project aims to shift the focus of the debate on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) – which until now has centered on whether the MDGs could be achieved – to a critical examination of the ways in which the target numbers chosen have affected global and national policy priorities and discourse. The panel discussion, featuring Yamin, Fukuda-Parr, and Gita Sen, Professor at the Indian Institute of Management’s Centre for Public Policy, was organized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Sweden and co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Colombia and Sweden to the UN.

                                                                                                                                                                Photo credit: Alicia Ely Yamin