United Nations adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals

“With Sustainable Development Goal 7, the United Nations has for the first time agreed on a universal goal on energy, with targets on access, renewables, efficiency, and means of implementation”, he said.

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The United Nations 193 member countries were scheduled to adopt the SDGs after an opening ceremony with performances by Colombian singer Shakira and Benin’s Angelique Kidjo, both of whom are UN goodwill ambassadors.

The UN Development Group (UNDG), which unites the UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in global development, pledged its collaboration with all Member States, rolling out a common approach to eliminate bottlenecks, provide new direction and the necessary coordination. To produce, the majority of these new… The Agenda posits itself on the three dimensions of sustainable development: social justice, environmental stewardship and economic wellbeing.

Worldwide Development Secretary Justine Greening was in the General Assembly along with United Kingdom youth delegates Arifa Aleem and Ronagh Craddock to witness the historic moment which was introduced by speakers including Pope Francis, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Malala Yousafzai. The global goals are a new contract between government and their people and therefore must include all the issues that people need. “The SDG Compass provides critical guidance for companies to understand their responsibilities and opportunities linked to each of the global goals, ultimately to drive growth and innovation for the good of people and our planet”. They have in the last 15 years helped address socio-economic inequalities and disparities in national, regional and global development.

“We need to build more sustainable agriculture and food systems, that are resilient to stresses and better able to cope with – and respond to – climate change impact”, Mr Graziano da Silva explained.

While we won’t know until 2030 what impact the SDGs will have, the pundits are already lining up.

We are driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose.

Covering the next 15 years, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expired this month.

Sharing his view on the post-2015 development agenda, the Chinese president called for an equitable, open, all-round and innovation-driven development path, stressing that no country should be left behind.

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Commenting Kalla’s statement, global NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) senior advisor Mickael Bobby Hoelman said a joint secretariat for the implementation of SDGs was neither a new office or a new institution.

IOC President addresses interactive session at UN on need for effective accountable and inclusive institutions in achieving recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals