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Skoll World Forum’s ‘Debate & Series’ Examines What Should Be Included In Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Skoll World Forum’s “Debate & Series” — published in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Huffington Post — on Wednesday published a new online debate, “this time focused on critical issues that do not have enough of a spotlight in the discussions on how to achieve the [Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)] or what should be in the next global development framework.” According to the series description, the forum “asked some of the world’s leading experts what’s not being discussed during U.N. Week this year about post-2015, but should be.” Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, highlights the “importance of opening up the conversation and bringing together diverse viewpoints”; Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, discusses “the need for more frontline health care workers”; Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation, highlights issues surrounding women and the economy; Glaucia Barros, chair of Fundación Avina’s Social Progress Network in Brazil, discusses “the need to address the growing challenge of solid waste management”; Ruma Bose, a consultant, serial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and author, highlights youth unemployment; Shoba Raja, director for policy and practice for BasicNeeds, discusses global mental health; and John Kluge, co-founder and chief disruption officer at Toilet Hackers, calls for more rigorous analysis of measures of sanitation progress (9/18).