Global Change

World Adopts Global Goals to End Poverty



September 27, 2015 12:29 EDT

A new set of UN development goals is changing the way aid is implemented around the world.  

On September 25, heads of state from around the world gathered in New York to unveil the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In contrast to the preceding eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs span 17 goals and 169 associated targets, which have been agreed upon by a common consensus rather than set by a select few Western specialists.

Aimed at eradicating extreme poverty in 15 years, the Global Goals look to combat climate change and corruption, improve access to education, health care, equal opportunities and clean water—all for up to $7 trillion per year until 2030.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called the SDGs “a to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success.”

Watch the video above to see what the goals are, who supports them and why.

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