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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Professor Jeffrey Sachs


Regularly cited by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Jeff Sachs is the founder of the Earth Institute and a renowned professor at Columbia University. Most prominently, he is noted for his work with the UN Millenium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015.

Sachs is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. And from 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation, a foremost expert in the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing.

The Millennium Development Goals

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