The Borgen Project | UN’s New MDGs: Sustainable Development Goals
With the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set to expire in 2015, world leaders, policy makers, and citizens are in talks over the subsequent set of objectives in the mission to create a safe, equitable, and peaceful world.
Thirty member states from the United Nations General Assembly formed an Open Working Group (OWG) in June of 2012 to develop the next set of goals, which will focus on sustainable development and will reflect the UN’s development platform for the years after 2015. These goals are called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Open Working Group plans to present its proposal of goals to the other UN member states in a year, for plans for adoption in September 2015…
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