UN calls for global action on development
The Sustainable Development Goals were signed six months ago; Now what?
NEW YORK – Today, the President of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, compelled the international community to take action on the 2015-2030 sustainable development agenda (signed in September 2015), to create much-needed change for all people and the planet.
“Action now can create pathways out of our current crises and begin the transformation that our world desperately needs – a transformation that is good for people and planet; one that creates opportunities for citizens and business; one that advances peace and prosperity,” Mr. Lykketoft said. “But if we fail, the consequences will be felt for generations – centuries.”
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes 17 goals and 169 targets to better people, the planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.
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