Sustainable Development expert recognised by UN
7 Aug 2017
Professor Paul Jackson, Programme Director for the British Academy Sustainable Development Programme, has been nominated by the United Nations to serve on their Committee of Experts in Public Administration (CEPA).
The 24 CEPA members are responsible for supporting the work of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on public administration and governance among Member States, with a focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Professor Jackson will serve on the committee, which meets annually at the UN Headquarters in New York, from January 2018 – July 2021.
Professor Jackson’s experience as with the British Academy Sustainable Development Programme was used to support his nomination by the UN. As Programme Director, he oversees the commissioning and work of social science research that works to support the Sustainable Development Goals.
The British Academy Sustainable Development Programme is a series of major research projects that will promote sustainable development and work to eliminate poverty. The Programme funds outstanding, policy-oriented research, aimed at addressing the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advancing the UK’s Aid Strategy.
This research will inform policies and interventions that will improve people’s lives in fragile, conflict affected states, or in developing countries. The programme forms part of the Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
Find out more about the British Academy Sustainable Development Programme.