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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, Hunger In 15 Years?

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| September 21 , 2015 , 12:10 IST
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Everything you need to know United Nations will launch a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education and quell climate change. The Sustainable Development Goals are set for adoption by the 193 U.N. member states shortly after Pope Francis brings his activist message to the world body on Friday — a message sure to include calls to pull back from the abyss of a heating world and to spread global wealth among the neediest. More than 150 world leaders, including President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, are expected to speak at a three-day summit dedicated to adopting the goals. That meeting precedes the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. beginning Sept. 28. The new goals land on the global agenda in advance of December's world meeting in Paris aimed at a comprehensive agreement on curbing accelerating global warming. The SDGs consist of 17 broad goals and 169 specific targets. They replace the United Nations' expiring Millennium Development Goals, eight of them, adopted in 2000. Despite significant progress, the only one of those original goals achieved before this year was halving the number of people living in extreme poverty. That was due primarily to economic growth in China. The goals are estimated to cost the world between $3.5 trillion and $5 trillion a year between 2016 and the end of 2030. 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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