Commentary | 07 September 2010

Millennium Development Goals and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific

Mr Peter Baxter, Director-General, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) commences discussions at the Lowy Institute hosted conference Advancing Innovative Development and Aid Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which took place 16 to 18 June 2010 in Sydney. Mr Baxter drew the audience’s attention to the unique diversity and developmental challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region. With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the eight MDGs, the United Nations is hosting an all-important summit in New York on 20-22 September with the aim of accelerating progress towards the MDGs. Shortly after this MDG Summit, the Lowy Institute is planning to host a special panel that will focus on and discuss the outcomes from New York and, importantly, what does this mean for Australia?Peter Baxter

  • Peter Baxter

Mr Peter Baxter, Director-General, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) commences discussions at the Lowy Institute hosted conference Advancing Innovative Development and Aid Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which took place 16 to 18 June 2010 in Sydney. Mr Baxter drew the audience’s attention to the unique diversity and developmental challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region. With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the eight MDGs, the United Nations is hosting an all-important summit in New York on 20-22 September with the aim of accelerating progress towards the MDGs. Shortly after this MDG Summit, the Lowy Institute is planning to host a special panel that will focus on and discuss the outcomes from New York and, importantly, what does this mean for Australia?Peter Baxter

  • Peter Baxter