In 2015, the United Nations passed the sustainable development goals with targets for poverty reduction, economic development, environmental protection, and political empowerment. How were these goals chosen? Has the UN been achieving their goals? How is sustainability being defined and measured? Doug Becker speaks with Pamela Chasek.

Pamela ChasekΒ is a Professor of Political Science at Manhattan College. Chasek is an expert in international organisations and is the co-author of Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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