UN Summit Launches Ambitious Development Goals for 2030

The new goals replace the eight Millennium Development Goals adopted at a summit in 2000.

Published: 25th September 2015 09:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2015 01:07 AM   |  A+A-

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UNITED NATIONS: The 193 member states of the United Nations on Friday will adopt 17 new development goals to be achieved by 2030. The goals will be added to the world agenda at a global summit just before the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly.

The new goals replace the eight Millennium Development Goals adopted at a summit in 2000. Those expire at the end of 2015.

Here are the 17 goals:

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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