At the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Summit, held Sept. 25, the 193-member UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and global goals. The new framework, called Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, comprises 17 goals and 169 specific targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change in the next 15 years. The goals build on the historic Millennium Development Goals.
One of the 17 goals aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere,” said Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general. “It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms; an agenda for the planet, our common home. Visit sustainabledevelopment.un.org for more information.