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Sustainable Development Goals to be launched today

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The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs –  intended to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, fix climate change, is expected to be launched. 193 world leaders will commit to the 17 goals of the SDGs.

The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. The SDGs goals are; No poverty; End Hunger, Good health and well being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, as well as Affordable and Clean energy.

Others are Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduce inequalities,  Sustainable cites and communities, Responsible consumption and production, Climate Action, Life below water, life on land , justice and peace and Partnership for the goals.  

By 2030, the SDGs will be able to build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

The SDGs goal is to ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmer and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions, as well as Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions.

The Aim of the SDGs is to begin from where the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs stopped and by 2030; extreme poverty will be eradicated for all people everywhere; currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day; reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

Also by 2030, it will ensure that all men and women – in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

By 2030, countries will also be able to build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters, ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries – in particular least developed countries, to implement programs and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.

By Ethel A. Tweh – Edited by George Barpeen

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