Seminar “Addressing Global Inequality” by Manchester Informatics – 30th Nov

A Seminar on ‘Addressing Global Inequality’ organised by Manchester Informatics
UN Global Goals and Human Behaviour: Results-based Management or Changing Social Norms or Celebrity Advocacy?

Date: Monday 30th November 2015
Venue: Mansfield Cooper G.19 (No. 65 on the campus map)
Time: 1pm-2pm

To register your place please click HERE

Thank you to all those who have already registered for this years first event in the Human Behaviour Seminar Series. For those that haven’t there is still time to sign up.

Professor David Hulme from the Brooks World Poverty Instite will be presenting ‘UN Global Goals and Human Behaviour: Results-based Management or Changing Social Norms or Celebrity Advocacy?’

The UN General Assembly has moved on from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of 2000-2015 to halve poverty to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of eradicating poverty by 2030, promoting global social justice/reducing inequality and achieving sustainability. The original framing of the MDGs was from results-based management – SMART goals/targets/ indicators will lead to behaviours that will accelerate global social progress. This remains the frame for the SDGs but they are (i) linked to the ‘leave no-one behind’ slogan, and (ii) accompanied by a major attempt, led by Richard Curtis, to communicate the 17 SDGs through social media and celebrity advocacy. This work-in-progress presentation examines the framing of the goals and argues that the goals, and the processes surrounding them, are not focussing sufficiently on the ‘grassroots’ and changing international social norms…they may even be fostering ‘post-democratic’ political behaviours.
Light refreshments will be provided.

To register your place please click HERE

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