2030 Agenda

On 25th September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies, and ensure prosperity for all through a revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, as part of a new sustainable development agenda, known as the 2030 Agenda. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that form this agenda build on the Millennium Development Goals, and aim to complete what these did not achieve. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years, but the goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. The agenda seeks to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and the goals balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.

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  • As Heads of Government gather in the New York for the UN’s 70th general assembly, the world is facing a 1940s moment. After a pause for relative unity at the end of the cold war, great power tensions are rising again. Concerns over inequality and migration have spurred the rise of left and right wing parties (and candidates for existing parties) across the developed world. More people have been forcibly displaced from their homes than at any time since the end of World War II.

    Sep 23, 2015
    Sarah Cliffe
    2030 Agenda

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