Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, and is currently the Special Advisor to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the MDGs. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and also served as Special Advisor to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Global sustainable development and security are deeply interconnected, a fact that is increasingly recognized by world leaders. Sustainable development signifies the challenge of combining economic development with environmental sustainability.