LANCH OF NEW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA TO GUIDE DEVELOPMENT ACTIONS FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
LANCH OF NEW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA TO GUIDE DEVELOPMENT ACTIONS FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS
Landmark decision by 193 countries to transform the world for people and planet officially goes into force.
The new year ushers in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations. The new Agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 yearsOn 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals. Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets of the new agenda will be monitored and reviewed using a set of global indicators. These will be compiled into an Annual SDG Progress Report.
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet:
We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.
We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.
We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.
We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.
We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focussed in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people.
The interlinkages and integrated nature of the Sustainable Development Goals are of crucial importance in ensuring that the purpose of the new Agenda is realised. If we realize our ambitions across the full extent of the Agenda, the lives of all will be profoundly improved and our world will be transformed for the better.Link: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs
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Ensuring that leaders take ambitious decisions to reduce poverty and inequality and protect our planet this year is everyone’s responsibility. Here’s how you can do your part and take action in 2015: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/action2015/
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One World One Hope - The Millennium Development Goals is Common Vision and Global CommitmentsToday the world is consumed by an urgent series of crises: energy, food, climate, and finance that not only threaten the realization of the MDGs and the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, in the North and the South, but also the stability of the world’s economies. We need to take an concrete action with the solidarity of all international communities, in order to perceived crisis in development: the need to examine the shortfall in resources required for countries to achieve international agreed development goals including Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to cut the number of people living in extreme poverty by half by 2015, improve social conditions such as health and education, employment, raise living standards, support gender equality and women’s empowerment and protect the environment.The Sustainable Development can only be achieved through long-term investments in economic, human and environmental capital and the solidarity of international communities. At present, the female half of the world’s human capital is undervalued and under utilised the world over. As we are working with group of women focusing on gender quality and our experience we learned that, women – and their potential contributions to economic advances, social progress and environmental protection – have been marginalised. Better use of the world’s female population could increase economic growth, reduce poverty, enhance societal well-being, and help ensure sustainable development in our world we share. Closing the gender gap depends on enlightened government policies which take gender dimensions into account.The Environmental degradation stepped forward as a major issue, nationally, regionally, and globally, although many of its key issues remain unresolved. Finally, of all the changes, surely the most sweeping have been in the field of discovery and knowledge, especially in the health area where the impact on life expectancies around the world have been enormous, but also in other areas of science as well. Meanwhile, attention has increasingly focused on the challenges developing countries face in improving the quality of life for their populations, with a number of programs specifically related to helping those countries meet their obligations under international agreements and also to address issues with major international spill- over effects to achieve our common objectives.These challenges are increasingly recognised today, as reflected in a variety of international fora. The Millennium Summit held in New York in 2000, the International Conference on Financing for Development held in Monterrey in March 2002 and the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in August 2002 built on the growing dissatisfaction with the status quo and the increasing desire for collaboration and change, especially in the pursuit of tangible progress on Development Goals, such as the MDGs. The most recent Conference on World Financial and Economic Crisis held in United Nations, New York June 2009 “urged concerted action to tackle other crises hovering in the background, such as global warming, food insecurity, fuel and clean water shortages, and humanitarian emergencies”, in this context the WFWO and its financial partners and the resource mobilisations task force established by the WFWO's Management, takes an concrete initiative to support the Sustainability development programs in developing countries, in close co-operation with local authorities and local communities, NGOs, CBO in order to contribute to the implementation of the global commitments.