Lords debates Sustainable Development Goals ahead of UN meeting
11 July 2019
On Wednesday 10 July, members of the House of Lords debated the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, ahead of the UN meeting in September, which will review progress and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This debate took place in Grand Committee, a room outside the Lords chamber. Any member can take part, as with debates in the chamber.
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This was a general debate. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Baroness Sugg (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for International Development, who also responded on behalf of the government.
Members who took part include:
- Lord Bird (Crossbench), founder of The Big Issue
- Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour), shadow spokesperson for international trade
- Baroness Sheehan (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson for international development
- Baroness Stroud (Conservative), chairman, Social Metrics Commission.
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