Goals goals goals
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were created in the year 2000 at the United Nations by world leaders, to make the world a better place. They created 8 goals. A date was set in order to achieve these goals.
That date is September 2015.
Whilst great progress has been made in the last 15 years there is still much more to do. There is no point going halfway on making the world better (Watch the video on the right).
A new set of goals have been created in consultation with global citizens of the world. Do you remember taking part in the My World Survey? You can find the result from this survey here.
These new goals are called the Sustainable Development Goals.
We have 15 years to achieve them.
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“The Millennium Development Goals halved extreme poverty across the world. The new Global Goals for Sustainable Development give us the opportunity to end it for good. There’s no point in going half way. By making the Global Goals famous we can give them their best chance of working around the world - and help make us the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change.”
Why has the world united around these global goals?
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