After more than two years of intense negotiations, the UN’s 193 member states have unanimously agreed on a new Sustainable Development Agenda with 17 goals — including the elimination of extreme poverty and hunger — to be reached by 2030. An assessment of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals prepared by CIVICUS is availablehere. The new goals, which will be part of the UN’s post-2015 development agenda and to be approved at a summit meeting of world leaders on 25th-27th September, cover a wide range of political and socio-economic issues, including inequality, poverty, hunger, gender equality, industrialisation, sustainable development, full employment, human rights, quality education, climate change and sustainable energy for all. Members of the global civil society have formed an open group to hold leaders to account on the commitments they will make when adopting this ambitious new agenda, including key commitments on financing and universal implementation. More information is available here.
[Global Policy Forum]