Post-2015 agenda «Sustainable Development Goals» has been agreed at the UN! The count down has begun for the achievement of the sustainable development goals that might transform our world by 2030.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years and will be formally adopted at the United Nations Summit on September 25-27 2015. The new post-2015 development agenda builds on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The UN has conducted the largest consultation programme in its history to gauge opinion on what the SDGs should include and chose 17 goals to achieve by 2030. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.
This new agenda is a major opportunity to encourage global action on gender equality and women’s empowerment (Goal 5). However, the financial fund needs to be proportionate to the goals’ expectation, otherwise the result will only be an empty shell.
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