The UN today approves the Sustainable Development Goals

25 September 2015

We have a robust agenda before us and now we must work to make it a reality in the lives of people everywhere, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in anticipation of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals ( ODS).

The SDG Summit begins today and runs until September 27 at the UN headquarters in New York, where countries will officially adopt the historic development agenda.

The new document was agreed by all 193 Member States and includes 17 Goals.

In a statement, Ban Ki-moon explained that it is a guide to ending poverty, which replaces the Millennium Goals, and is people-centered, transformative and comprehensive.

In addition, it calls on countries to take action over the next 15 years in five vital areas such as people, the planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for 10:50 today, Friday the 25th, New York time, with the projection of a video about the earth from space, followed by musical presentations by the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the singer Colombian Shakira and other famous figures.

The intervention of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, is also expected to make a call to action to meet these Goals.

During the Summit, 16 interactive dialogues will be held on issues related to poverty, hunger, fighting inequities, empowering women, promoting sustainable development, and others.

25 September 2015

We have a robust agenda before us and now we must work to make it a reality in the lives of people everywhere, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in anticipation of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals ( ODS).

The SDG Summit begins today and runs until September 27 at the UN headquarters in New York, where countries will officially adopt the historic development agenda.

The new document was agreed by all 193 Member States and includes 17 Goals.

In a statement, Ban Ki-moon explained that it is a guide to ending poverty, which replaces the Millennium Goals, and is people-centered, transformative and comprehensive.

In addition, it calls on countries to take action over the next 15 years in five vital areas such as people, the planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for 10:50 today, Friday the 25th, New York time, with the projection of a video about the earth from space, followed by musical presentations by the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the singer Colombian Shakira and other famous figures.

The intervention of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, is also expected to make a call to action to meet these Goals.

During the Summit, 16 interactive dialogues will be held on issues related to poverty, hunger, fighting inequities, empowering women, promoting sustainable development, and others.