FROM MDGs TO SDGs: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

MDGs now SDGs: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
1. The new sustainable development goals are a fall out of the non attainment of the original Millennium development goals which were agreed upon by 191 UN participating nations in 2000 with 2015 as deadline.
2. The millennium development goals which was extracted from the United Nations Millennium Declaration signed in 2000 had eight items in all as goals which all member nations committed to achieve on or before the target date. They can be found here.
3. The Millennium Development goals had an overall objective  to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women to  which all participating world leaders were committed to.
4. The new Sustainable Millennium Development Goals have a deadline of 2030 and have 17 goals in all and all member nations are expected to work towards attainment within the next fifteen years.
5. The new Sustainable Development Goals are:
1. No Poverty: By 2030, to have eradicated extreme poverty for all people which is currently stands at over 836 million people still living in extreme poverty
2. Zero Hunger: It is projected that by 20130, there should have been an end to hunger and food scarcity. This is to be achieved by promoting and driving increased agricultural output. This will ensure that all forms of malnutrition and stunth in growth for children.
3. Good Health And Well-Being: To ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all ages. This will be done by among many other things reduscing global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.
4. Quality Education: Among other goals, it is targeted that by 2030, all girls and boys will have access to complete free, equitable and quality primary aand secondary education leading to relevant and Goal 4
5. Gender Equality: To end all forms of discrimination, violence against women and girls everywhere.
6. Clean Water And Sanitation: Achieve by 2030, universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water.
7. Affordable and Clean Energy: By 2030, to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth: In order that reduce the global challenge of poverty with half of the world’s population still living on the equivalent of US$2 a day or even less and global unemployment rate put at 202 million as at 2012, creating decent jobs that will afford every young employable person to earn a decent wage is critical to world development and as such it is targeted that by 2030 countries should have higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including focus on high-value and labour-intensive sectors.
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Strategic drive on technological innovation that will aid and advance life and living. Countries are expected to develop quality, reliable and resilient infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
10. Reduced Inequalities: To have policies that are universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalised populations. To strategically and progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the income of the 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average.
11. Sustainable Cities And Communities: By 2030, ensure access for everyone to safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.
12. Responsible Consumption And Production: Implement a 10 year gramework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production.
13. Climate Action: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-elated hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
14. Life Below Water: By 2025, countries should have significantly prevented or greatly reduce marine pollution of all kinds including marine debris and nutrient pollution.
15. Life on Land: That by 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable useof terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services with particular emphasis on forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands.
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: To significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates the world over.
17. Partnerships For The Goals: Strengthen domestic resource mobilization through international support to developing countries, improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection.

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