New UN Sustainable Development Agenda Set to Change the World

Aiming to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda, more than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from 25-27 September at the UN Headquarters in New York. This momentous agenda will promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.

“[The agreement] encompasses a universal, transformative and integrated agenda that heralds an historic turning point for our world,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in a Summit outcome document on 2 August. “This is the People’s Agenda; a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind,” he continued.

Agreed by the 193 Member States of the UN, the proposed Agenda “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” consists of a Declaration, 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, a section on means of implementation and renewed global partnership, and a framework for review and follow-up.

More details in this week’s edition of Georgia Today newspaper.

Baia Dzagnidze

21 September 2015 15:59