The United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world. “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.”, he said at the opening of the General Assembly.
The Goals aim to build on the work of the historic Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The new ambitious agenda, comprising of 17 goals, will serve as the launch pad for action by the international community and by national governments to promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.
Part of the agenda is the agreement to combat climate change, which is expected to be adopted at the end of the year in Paris.
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