Adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, caps three years of brainstorming and negotiations with input from almost every corner of the world, organizers say, and provides a roadmap for countries to finance and create change.
They replace and expand on the UN’s previous road map, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were adopted in 2000 mainly for the developing countries. Many companies, however, are uncertain about what actions they can and should take in order to contribute to the goals.
The goals and targets seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
Nigeria may need to find innovative ways of funding the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it has been learnt. We worked with 27 panelists from around the world to set the vision and policy framework for a bold, strategic and universal agenda.
On Friday, world leaders, Pope Francis and celebrities including Beyoncé and David Beckham, came together at the United Nations headquarters in New York amid great fanfare in what was billed as “the biggest launch in history” to mark the adoption of the 2030 plan.
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said: “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere“.
With the majority of the world’s poor and hungry living in rural areas, improving their livelihoods will require the promotion of inclusive growth and making responsible investments that address their needs.
The 69th UN General Assembly ended its session on September 14, building momentum for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, to be adopted at an upcoming summit. This laundry list of aspirations tried to please everyone and yet they will end up doing much less for the most vulnerable, ” Dr Lomborg said.
The UN’s new Global Goals are a major landmark in our fight against global poverty and people in the United Kingdom can be proud of Britain’s leading role in securing these goals.
Kalla said he had asked ministries and related institutions to change the nature of their development planning paradigms from a remedial to a preventative approach.
“It will depend on the means of implementation”, Maged Abdelaziz, the Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa at the United Nations, told RFI. “The Compass is a unique tool that will help business align their strategy and operations to the SDGs, and measure and manage their contribution”.
“An global debate will define the type of financial model we need to overcome neoliberalism and its disposable consumer society”, said the Venezuelan President.