Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Taking Note of Non-Construction Gift

We like to take note of monetary contributions to UCLA that contribute to education and research and do so without constructing a new building.

From the UCLA Newsroom: The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced a $5.44 million grant to the UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) for the creation of an initiative that will train the next generation of world leaders and thinkers. Based at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, WORLD is the globe’s largest quantitative policy center, capturing data on what actions governments take to advance social, economic and environmental well-being for all 193 United Nations member countries.

Over the next 15 years, trillions of dollars and millions of human hours will be invested to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. Unanimously adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 2015, the SDGs are a set of 17 universal goals that include the aim to reduce poverty and hunger, improve health, advance education, make cities more sustainable, and combat climate change. Beyond governments, a wide range of civil society and private sector stakeholders have committed themselves to the implementation of the goals by 2030.
Despite this unprecedented commitment, critical knowledge and practice on how to achieve many of these ambitious goals is lacking. Currently, few programs exist that focus on training the next generation of leaders to address the human development, health, economic, and environmental needs at the core of the SDGs...

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