Global pursuit of the SDGs falling short of the mark: IMF and World Bank call for increased focus on their delivery

Day 4 of the 2018 IMF and World Bank Group Annual Meetings maintained the rapid tempo set by the prior days. The Meetings continued exploring a range of themes from previous days, including: income and gender inequality, enabling innovation in the developing world, and environmental pollution. Discussions on these topics merged into a common thread that ran through the day: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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How Global Trade Can Promote Growth For All

On the second day of the IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings you could start to sense that things were beginning to ramp up, as all the key players arrived in town. The packed schedule provided plenty of discussions and side-events for us to attend, allowing us to take full control of our Global Voices Scholarship experience.

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Congratulations to the Hon. Peter Lindsay OAM

Global Voices founding Chairman, the Honourable Peter Lindsay, has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen's Birthday Honour List.  Peter has been recognised for his service to the Parliament of Australia and to the community of Townsville.

Peter has also supported a number of youth causes throughout his career including Global Voices. His vision and support for our organisation has been integral to our initial and ongoing success. We sincerely thank him for his contribution and congratulate him on this well deserved honour.

 Peter is one of our country's greatest champions of young people. The generosity of spirit with which he volunteered to serve as Global Voices’ founding Chairman has ensured more than 200 young Australians have been able to represent their country overseas, many travelling abroad for the first time. Global Voices simply wouldn’t exist without him.  

Global Voices founder Thom Woodroofe

Peter has been an amazing advocate for young people—particularly as Chairman of Global Voices between 2011 and 2015—and his recent OAM award goes a long way to recognising these efforts over many years.  Global Voices simply would not be where it is today without Peter’s energy, guidance and good humour.  Congratulations Peter! 

Global Voices former Company Secretary and Director Sandru Anandaraj

Peter giving one of his famous Parliament House tours for our Semester Two 2013 delegates. 

Peter giving one of his famous Parliament House tours for our Semester Two 2013 delegates.