26 May 2014
Vienna, Austria

Austrian Parliamentary North-South Dialogue

Wolfgang Lutz is keynote speaker at this event on global partnership for development organized by the Austrian Parliament.

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The year 2015 marks the end of the period which was considered for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the international community of states. Under the keyword Post-2015 the United Nations (UN) is now discussing future steps for the development agenda. Among other initiatives this includes the development of Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) and the planning of sustainable development finance. The new framework will be approved in September 2015 at the next UN summit.

Austria is participating in this intensive dialogue of reflecting on MDG achievements and envisioning the future. For that reason the Austrian Parliament is organizing this event entitled "Global Partnership for Development - An Austrian Contribution to the Post-2015 Debate" as part of the project "Global Partnership for Development". 

Invited by the president of the National Assembly of Austria Barbara Prammer, World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz will give a keynote on demography and gender. Analogous to his presentation, Lutz will participate in one of the four working groups and contribute suggestions on how to include the main aspects in the Austrian Post-2015-Debate. On this account he will focus on three key topics:

  • Education of young women as key for reducing infant and maternal mortality and birth rate;
  • Urbanization as challenge and opportunity;
  • Correlation between growing population, education and vulnerability in the context of climate change.


Date: Monday, 26 May 2014, 9.30 AM - 1.30 PM

Location: Austrian Parliament, Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3


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