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CIC Vancouver: Results-based multilateralism: Getting Sh*t Done (GSD) on the SDGs

March 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT


The CIC Vancouver presents “Results-based multilateralism: Getting Sh*t Done (GSD) on the SDGs” with Peter Singer.

Join the Canadian International Council-Vancouver for an exciting in-person event at the SFU Harbour Centre, Policy Room, featuring Peter Singer, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization.

Event Description

“Only 15% of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are on track and some like Universal Health Coverage are progressing at less than half the pace needed to reach their 2030 targets. So the critical question is: how to accelerate SDG progress? Based on six years’ experience as Special Advisor to the Director General of WHO, I outline an approach which I call results-based multilateralism, or Getting Sh*t Done (GSD) on the SDGs. This approach features leadership and partnership, data and delivery, and digital and innovation. The September 2024 Summit of the Future offers an opportunity to embed it widely in the UN system, “rescue” the SDGs, and rebuild trust in multilateralism. Since pandemics set back SDG progress, I will also touch upon the current status of the pandemic accord. Finally, since global challenges are only as good as the people solving them, I will end with some career advice for young people.” Pre-reads at singerp.substack.com

About Peter Singer

Dr. Peter Singer is Special Advisor to the Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization. He supports the Director General to transform WHO into an Organization sharply focused on impact at the country level. Dr Singer co-chaired the transition team; was the architect of WHO’s strategy and its “triple billion” target; and supports strategy implementation of WHO’s programme budget, results framework, delivery stock-takes, investment case, innovation framework, innovative finance initiatives, brand strategy, and multilateral partnerships through the SDG3 Global Action Plan. During the pandemic, he has been a passionate advocate for vaccine equity.

Before joining WHO, Dr. Peter Singer co-founded two innovative, results driven, social impact organizations. From 2008-2018 Singer was Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada. During this period Grand Challenges Canada raised CAN $450M to support 1000 innovations in more than 90 countries, which have the potential to save 450,000-1.6 million lives and improve 11-35 million lives by 2030. From 1996-2006 he was Sun Life Financial Chair and Director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. He is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto.


March 25
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT


SFU Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings Street (7000 Earl & Jennie Lohn Policy Room)
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Canada
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