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Committing to a New Future…United Nations adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Fri 25th September 2015 - News

Today, 25th September 2015, the United Nations launches global goals to achieve humanity’s collective dream: sustainable development

Representatives of 193 nations are convening in New York City at the United Nations today to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals lay out the conditions we need to secure great lives on this one planet for all, regardless of income level, gender or ethnicity.

The SDGs are a set of 17 goals set to achieve three primary objectives: ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and tackling climate change. These goals replace the Millennium Development Goals and are the result of the largest consultation programme in the UN’s history. They will provide targets and indicators that all UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. The Goals will come into action from January 2016 with the aim of delivering them by 2030.

This simple yet comprehensive video gives a great 3-minute overview and you’ll find key publications here.

These goals are for us all, what will they mean for you, for Scotland and for your Learning for Sustainability work?