Development for All: We Still Can

  • Marcel JesenskýEmail author


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by all the world’s governments in 2000, became the highlight of the United Nations development agenda to build a more equitable, wealthier and more secure world for all. The chapter explores how UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used successfully his bully pulpit in 2007–2016 to spur the momentum and to bring Member States to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Taking initiative, Ban Ki-moon succeeded in laying foundations for an ambitious and transformative development agenda for the United Nations for 2015–2030.


Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary-General United Nations Development Millennium development goals (MDGs) Sustainable development goals (SDGs) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université d’OttawaOttawaCanada

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