Amina Mohammed, the former UN Special Adviser on Post- 2015 Development Planning, reminds everyone, and especially the young, that it will need courage, perseverance and a spirit of partnership to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
On Friday 25 September, world leaders at the UN adopted the new 2013 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a historic moment for all of us, but in particular a watershed moment for the young generation who will realise and shape the future. These 17 goals present a shared vision for humanity, and set the course of the world for the next 15 years, so that all will have a life of dignity by ending poverty, addressing inequalities and bending the curve on climate change.
The SDGs set an action plan for change that delivers on five integrated key areas: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. These goals bridge the gap between what the world is and what it should be.
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*Statistics within article correct at original publication date of CHOGM 2015 Report.
Former UN Special Adviser on Post- 2015 Development Planning