Sustainable Development Goals
On 25 September 2015, 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This was adopted with a set of new goals hailed by the Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.
The new Sustainable Development Goals build on the work of the historic Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which was introduced in September 2000 to rally the world around a common 15-year agenda to tackle the indignity of poverty. The widely successful MDGs have improved the lives of many around the world, setting the stage for the SDGs.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Summit, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.”
Sustainable Development Goals have 17 goals at its core with 136 targets. In Liberia the government along with the UN Country Team will officially launch the SDGs on 26-27 January 2016. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, UNMIL SRSG Farid Zarif, UN Resident Coordinator, Antonio Vigilante and top officials of government, the UN in Liberia, Diplomatic Missions will grace the occassion.