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UN Adopts New Global Goals to End Poverty

October 7, 2015

The 193-member United Nations General Assembly has formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, together with the new Global Goals, at the UN Sustainable Development Summit on September 25, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hails the new Global Goals as universal, integrated, and transformative vision for a better world.

The new framework, called "Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," is composed of 17 goals and 169 specific targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change in the next 15 years. One of the 17 goals aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. The Goals aim to build on the historic Millennium Development Goals.

"The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms – an agenda for the planet, our common home," declared Mr. Ban as he opened the Summit.

(Source: UN in collaboration with Project Everyone)

For more details, read the news article at the UN News Centre. The framework document is available at the UN Sustainable Development website. Information about the new goals is available at the Global Goals website.