This is the people’s agenda, a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind." Ban Ki-moon
Here are the facts:
- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the set of 17 agreed goals which all 193 UN member states have committed to that will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years.
- According to the World Bank, around 1 billion people still live in extreme poverty and more than 800 million people do not have enough food to eat.
- From 2016, all UN member states will mobilise efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.