TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD:
THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25-27 September 2015 as the Organization celebrates its seventieth anniversary, have decided on new global Sustainable Development Goals “SDG”. A historic decision on a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centred set of universal and transformative Goals and targets. This involves the full implementation of this Agenda by 2030 and achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental – in a balanced and integrated manner. We resolve, between now and 2030, to end poverty and hunger everywhere; to combat inequalities within and among countries; to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies; to protect human rights and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; and to ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources (https://www.dropbox.com/s/8r7bcetmxik1iha/transforming%20our%20world.pdf?dl=0).
The countdown has begun to September’s summit on sustainable development goals, with national governments discussing the 17 “SDG” goals that could transform the world by 2030. (http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jan/19/sustainable-development-goals-united-nations).